Responsive To Pressure Patents (Class 220/203.01)
  • Patent number: 10415870
    Abstract: A pressure relief facility for a refrigeration appliance with a body defining a chamber and having a peripheral rim, the appliance having a door with a peripheral gasket operable between an open position in which the gasket is away from the rim and a closed position in which the gasket sealably contacts the rim. The relief facility includes a planar body having opposed major faces and having opposed first and second peripheral edges. The body has a number of passages adjacent to each other, each passage having a first opening at the first peripheral edge, and a second opening at the second peripheral edge. An adhesive element is attached on one of the major faces adapted to secure the body to the rim of the appliance body in registration with to the gasket with the first openings in communication with the chamber, and the second openings in communication with ambient air. The planar body may be an elongated rectangular piece of corrugated plastic, with the passages running transverse to the length.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Inventor: Bennett Karl Langlotz
  • Patent number: 10226996
    Abstract: A filler neck closure assembly includes a nozzle-receiving housing associated with a vehicle fuel tank filler neck. The nozzle-receiving housing is formed to include a central housing passageway sized to receive the tip of a fuel-dispensing pump nozzle therein during refueling of the fuel tank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Stant USA Corp.
    Inventors: Adam Giles, Keith Kubicek
  • Patent number: 10224531
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a switching device 1 for a battery 2, the switching device 1 being activated by an acoustic resonance effect to interrupt an electric line of the battery 2 to the outside. The present invention further relates to a battery 2 having an electrically activated power switch 21 for interruption of an electric line of the battery 2 to the outside and at least one such switching device 1, the power switch 21 and the switching device 1 being connected in series.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventor: Chen Chen
  • Patent number: 9908402
    Abstract: A filler neck closure assembly includes a nozzle-receiving housing associated with a vehicle fuel tank filler neck. The nozzle-receiving housing is formed to include a central housing passageway sized to receive the tip of a fuel-dispensing pump nozzle therein during refueling of the fuel tank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: Stant USA Corp.
    Inventors: Adam Giles, Keith Kubicek
  • Patent number: 9688136
    Abstract: A charging housing or filler neck housing for insertion into a body opening in a motor vehicle comprises a housing body with a passage opening. A plug-in charging connector or a tank filler pipe can be inserted into the passage opening, and a sealing ring is arranged on the passage opening. The sealing ring has an annular sealing body, from which a first elastic sealing lip and a second elastic sealing lip extend, wherein the first sealing lip is designed to bear against a plug-in charging connector or tank filler pipe inserted into the passage opening, and wherein the second sealing lip is designed to bear against a closure flap closing the filler neck housing or charging housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignees: BAYERISCHE MOTOREN WERKE AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT, ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS, INC.
    Inventors: Thomas Roth, Christian Beck, Stephan Groβmann, Sebastian Pfenning
  • Patent number: 9517871
    Abstract: A child-resistant container including a bottle having a first locking member associated therewith, a bottle cap for selectively engaging the bottle, the bottle cap including a second locking member for selectively engaging the first locking member, and a removable gasket positioned and located within the bottle cap for allowing the bottle cap to partially engage the bottle but preventing the first locking member from engaging the second locking member so long as the gasket is positioned within the bottle cap. Removal of the gasket from the bottle cap allows the bottle cap to be fully engaged with the bottle and allows the first locking member to engage the second locking member thereby activating the child-resistant locking mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2016
    Assignee: The Yankee Candle Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Frederick A. Enko, Cheriyan B. Thomas
  • Patent number: 9284101
    Abstract: Enclosure clamps and clamp systems are provided for fastening a cover to an enclosure body to provide an explosion-proof container, while minimizing the number of bolts used over conventional systems. The enclosure clamps and clamp systems create a sufficient force so as to provide a flamepath between the cover and the enclosure body. The enclosure clamps described include a channel for receiving the cover and a flange on the enclosure body. The enclosure clamp is secured to the enclosure body by one or more bolts and/or by a cam actuated securing mechanism. The clamp systems described include a force distributing plate secured to a cover by cam actuated securing mechanism that is coupled to an enclosure body. The enclosure clamps and clamp systems allow a user to attach or remove the cover from the enclosure body more easily than possible with conventional explosion-proof enclosures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignee: Cooper Technologies Company
    Inventor: Joseph Michael Manahan
  • Publication number: 20150136769
    Abstract: A chamber formed of a dielectric material is sealed with a lid for use in a microwave oven. The lid contains a pair of translating grip that engage the chamber rim to seal the vessel to contain pressure. The grips can be activated to release the lid by a centrally disposed button type actuator. The grips are coupled to a vent release means formed within the shell like construction of the lid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2014
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventors: Jason Quinn, Yumi Nukuda
  • Patent number: 8991643
    Abstract: A closure for a container comprising: a cap member having a top surface, a bottom surface, and a wall portion having an outer surface and an inner surface wherein the inner surface comprises threads to mate with a threaded neck finish of a container; and a composite disc member comprising: an outer vent ring portion comprising a plurality of vents wherein the vents provide a path for air to travel from an area near the threads to an area between the bottom surface of the cap member and the composite disc member, wherein the vent ring portion functions to seal liquid in the container thus preventing the liquid from traveling to the threaded neck finish of the container; and an inner flexible diaphragm portion in a first position, wherein the flexible diaphragm portion flexes to compensate for a change in pressure within the container by transitioning downwards in response to a decrease in pressure and/or by transitioning upwards in response to an increase in pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Graham Packaging Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Michael P. Wurster, Paul V. Kelley, Scott E. Bysick
  • Publication number: 20150060446
    Abstract: Disclosed is a rubber seal for a vacuum receptacle. The rubber seal is not released by a negative pressure developed in the vacuum receptacle. In addition, the rubber seal is excellent in sealing force, and has a body portion that does not bulge outward while being readily mounted on a lid body. The rubber seal includes: the body portion that surrounds the lateral side of an inner space and extends vertically; an elastic sealing wing portion formed to extend outward from the body portion and provided along the circumference of the body portion; and a multi-functional wing portion formed to extend outward from the body portion above the elastic sealing wing portion, and provided along the circumference of the body portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2013
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Applicant: BORU INTERNATIONAL CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Jun Young Park
  • Patent number: 8967412
    Abstract: A drinking cup that has a lid with a receiving portion is provided. The receiving portion may have a flow control engagement surface. A flow control element that may be configured for releasable attachment with the lid may be included and can have an attachment portion. The attachment portion may have a lid engagement surface. When the flow control element and the lid are attached, the flow control engagement surface engages the lid engagement surface. At least one of the flow control engagement surface and the lid engagement surface may have a concave shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Inventor: James A Loging
  • Publication number: 20150041466
    Abstract: In a fuel cap provided with a breather mechanism, a cap openably and closably covers a fuel filler of a fuel tank. The cap includes a breather passage for communication between the inside and the outside of the fuel tank. The breather passage is provided with a breather valve mechanism and a resonator chamber as a silencing mechanism. The breather mechanism is a valve having a spring capable of retaining a pressure within the fuel tank up to a predetermined pressure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2014
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Inventors: Takuma KOISHIKAWA, Takeshi UEMAE, Takashi TORIKI, Yoji FUKUI, Takumi SAKAMOTO, Takeshi SHIMURA, Shinji KOBAYASHI, Satoshi OKAYAMA
  • Patent number: 8931654
    Abstract: A closure device (2) for a fluid vessel (1) comprises a bistable valve arrangement which includes first and second valve rim portions (4, 5) and a valve member (3) engageable with either of the rim portions (4, 5) respectively to define an open position in which fluid (9) can exit the vessel (1) and a closed position in which fluid (9) is substantially prevented from exiting the vessel (1). The valve is arranged to close automatically when an impulse is exerted against the valve member (3). This can occur for example when the vessel (1) is knocked over and the fluid (9) therein exerts pressure against the valve member (3).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: Magicup Marketing Limited
    Inventors: Steven Le Masurier, Stewart Humphrey, Darren Parsons
  • Patent number: 8919601
    Abstract: A pressure-motion compensating diaphragm for air and liquid tight sealing, in combination with a cap, of a container. The diaphragm has (1) an edge engaging at least one of the cap and the container, and positioning the diaphragm horizontally in the container proximate the neck of the container and under the cap; (2) a center deflector button; and (3) a plurality of silfon tori segments extending from the edge to the center deflector button. The dimensions and geometries of the edge, center deflector button, and tori segments are predetermined to compensate uniquely for forces applied to the diaphragm and created by pressure changes inside and outside the container that occur as the container is filled with a product and processed through filling, pasteurization, or cooling steps. Also provided is an apparatus including the cap, the container, and the diaphragm for releasably storing the product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Graham Packaging Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Sergey B. Bobrov, Mark D. Schneider, Samuel E. Evins, Kerry W. Silvers
  • Publication number: 20140299597
    Abstract: A pressure cooker cover comprises a cover (1) and a float valve (2), wherein a seal ring (7) is installed in the inner edge of the cover while hooks (8) are installed in the two side edges of the cover. A push-pull device (9) which can move the hooks back and forth is mounted in the ends of the hooks. The push-pull device comprises a rotating base (9-1) arranged in the middle portion of the cover, a rotating shaft (9-2) and a locking piece (9-3) which is coupled with the rotating shaft (9-2). Sliding chutes (9-31) are provided at the two sides of the locking piece. Guide columns (8-1) which are slidingly matched with the sliding chutes are set at two ends of the hooks (8).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2014
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Inventors: Zhigang He, Zhibin Huang
  • Patent number: 8844742
    Abstract: A drinking mouth portion pointing upward is provided on a plug body of a container main body having a sealed structure. A down-pointing beverage cylindrical member is built into the container main body and has a front edge side thereof communicated with the drinking mouth portion. Provided inside a fluid passage of the beverage cylindrical member is a valve movable in accordance with a pressure difference therein. The valve is not manually opened and closed, but reacts to a suction force in the fluid passage. An up-pointing cut-out section is provided on a lower edge of the beverage cylindrical member, thus allowing one to drink up a content fluid remaining in an inner bottom section. Therefore, a relatively small number of additional parts are needed to address the spewing of a content fluid and the occurrence of a residual liquid at the time of opening the drinking mouth portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignees: Thermos K.K., Thermos L.L.C.
    Inventors: Mamoru Fujita, Shin Matsuyama
  • Publication number: 20140262899
    Abstract: A recharging cap to maintain the carbonation and freshness of a beverage. The cap may include a gas injection valve and a pressure relief valve. Carbonation may be injected through the gas injection valve. The pressure relief valve may remove any gasses from the beverage container that may have a negative impact on the freshness of the beverage. The pressure relief valve may be activated by an activation component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventor: Stephen Mociak
  • Publication number: 20140263314
    Abstract: A cap for closing an opening in a container, the container having a top wall in which the opening is formed, a bottom wall, and at least one container side wall extending between the top wall and the bottom wall defining a cavity for storing a material for dispensing through the cap includes an end face having at least one fluid inlet adapted to allow air to flow through the cap and at least one fluid outlet, separate from the at least one fluid inlet, adapted to allow liquid to flow through the cap, a side wall extending from the end face, and a retaining element provided on at least a portion of the side wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: BISSELL Homecare, Inc.
    Inventor: Jason W. Pruiett
  • Publication number: 20140238985
    Abstract: A cap for use with a beverage container comprising a housing that attaches to a beverage container, the housing comprising an opening for dispensing the contents of the beverage container and further comprising a valve button, a valve seal actuator located inside the housing, and a valve seal comprising a food grade elastomeric material that in its resting position is biased against the internal top surface of the housing to seal the opening, wherein pressure on the valve button activates the valve seal actuator to open the seal formed between the valve seal and the opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2013
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Inventors: Jerry Sweeney, Anton Gattiker
  • Patent number: 8807369
    Abstract: A fuel-filling aperture open-closing device provided in a filler pipe communicated with a fuel tank includes a tube member forming a pathway and connected to one end of the filler pipe, and a valve body rotatably provided inside the pathway, blocking the pathway by an urging member, and opening the pathway when rotating to an inner end side of the pathway by being pressed by a fuel-filling nozzle inserted into the pathway. The tube member includes a discharge hole communicating an outer surface with an inner surface of the tube member in a portion in which an outer surface of a lateral circumferential portion thereof faces downward, and corresponding to a portion on the outer end side in a closed position of the valve body. The valve body includes a plurality of discharge grooves extending toward the discharge hole in a portion on the outer end side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: NIFCO Inc.
    Inventor: Hiroshi Sasaki
  • Patent number: 8777051
    Abstract: Venting systems for use with fuel tank systems are described. An example venting system includes a membrane disposed within a vent line or an emission control component to form a passageway through the venting system. The membrane is coated with a hydrophobic material to substantially prevent the flow of liquid and permit the flow of vapors or gases through the passageway.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: Brunswick Corporation
    Inventor: Sean Whelan
  • Publication number: 20140190966
    Abstract: A lid configured for use with a fluid container is provided. The lid includes a body member including an outer periphery configured to couple to a rim of a fluid container. The body member includes a pair of apertures extending therethrough. A valve operably coupled to an interior surface of the body member includes a pair of protuberances configured to selectively engage the pair of apertures. The pair of protuberances configured such that depression of one protuberances moves the pair of protuberances out of sealed engagement with the pair of apertures for dispensing a fluid contained within the fluid container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2013
    Publication date: July 10, 2014
    Inventor: Antonio F. Coloneri
  • Patent number: 8757415
    Abstract: A device housing, especially for accommodating an electronic unit or a mechatronic unit, has parts which are sealed against one another in assembled condition via an encircling, stationary seal. At least one pressure-relief device is integrated into the seal for admission of air into the housing. The seal is formed at least in part as a lip that opens under overpressure conditions inside the housing. To allow any water that has penetrated to flow away, the housing is mounted vertically, with the pressure-relief device disposed at the bottom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: WABCO GmbH
    Inventors: Hans-Ulrich Bornhof, Heinrich Diekmeyer, Detlev Eggebrecht
  • Patent number: 8714379
    Abstract: A closure including a shell having a base wall with an axial outer surface and an undersurface, an annular skirt around a periphery of the base wall, and circumferentially spaced securement elements extending radially inwardly from the skirt. A gasket is carried by the shell, and has a base surface in contact with the undersurface of the base wall of the shell and an oppositely disposed sealing surface. An elongated flexible member extends between the sealing surface of the gasket and the axial outer surface of the shell and around a portion of the skirt circumferentially between the securement elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: Owens-Brockway Glass Container Inc.
    Inventor: Edward A. Grant
  • Patent number: 8689994
    Abstract: A safety device for a fluid storage tank having a first port for filling the tank with fuel oil and a second port for allowing airflow therethrough is disclosed. The safety device includes a tubular body having a first open end and a second open end connectable to the second port, and a flow check valve contained within the tubular body and configured to remain open when air flows through the safety device and configured to close based on a predetermined fluid force of the fuel oil through the safety device. Related systems and methods are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Inventor: Milton Pashcow
  • Patent number: 8662334
    Abstract: A vacuum storage container having a container body, a check valve and a lid with an outer rim surrounding a diaphragm. A vacuum pump is engagable with the check valve to remove air from the interior of the container to create a vacuum in the container. The diaphragm is pushed inward by atmospheric forces upon removal of the air until the diaphragm touches and conforms to at least upper exposed surfaces of the contents of the container. The storage container aids in preventing degradation of the contents of the container by maintaining the contents free from the degrading effects of air and by substantially immobilizing the contents during movement of the container to protect the contents from breakage and bruising.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert R. Turvey, Brian C. Dais
  • Patent number: 8657140
    Abstract: A filler cap for a fuel tank wherein, when a pressure increases in the fuel tank, the valve body moves upward so an upper peripheral edge part of the valve body may be contacted to a first surface of shoulder cylinder portion, thereby shutting down a connection between a second space of cylinder main body and a third space connected to atmosphere. When the pressure in the fuel tank exceeds a pressure for a deformation strength of the valve body, a central part of the valve body enters into the third space causing deformation to shorten the outer diameter thereof; in the peripheral part of the valve body a concave portion not contacted to a lower end of a third surface that forms the third space, and the second space and the third space are connected via a space of this concave portion to release excessive pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Inventors: Masashi Iwami, Masao Iwami
  • Publication number: 20140027453
    Abstract: Method for manufacturing a pressurising device for a beverage container, wherein a gas container is provided having a filling opening, into which gas container an amount of dry ice is inserted through the filling opening, where after the filling opening is closed and the dry ice is allowed to sublimate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2012
    Publication date: January 30, 2014
    Applicant: HEINEKEN SUPPLY CHAIN B.V.
    Inventor: Bernardus Cornelis Johannes Landman
  • Publication number: 20140021204
    Abstract: A carton may include a linter. The liner may include one or more pressure control features for automatically relieving pressure from within an area enclosed by the liner. A pressure control feature may be in the form of one or more vent passageways extending through the liner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2013
    Publication date: January 23, 2014
    Applicant: Graphic Packaging International, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Sinclair, Joseph C. Walsh
  • Patent number: 8623440
    Abstract: A high pressure food package and system including a cup for holding a quantity of food product, a lid for covering the cup, and at least one one-way sealing mechanism that permits a gas to pass through the sealing mechanism into the interior space enclosed by the cup and lid and that prevents the gas from escaping from the interior space through the sealing mechanism. The high pressure package (and system and method for using the same) is especially well suited for producing a food product (such as fruits or vegetables) having an effervescent sensory (or carbonated) character.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignee: The Fizzy Fruit Company
    Inventors: Galen D. Kaufman, Andrew Kegler, Qingyue Ling
  • Patent number: 8608021
    Abstract: A fill cover assembly for a liquid fuel storage tank of a road tanker, the assembly comprising: a seat member having a frame, the frame defining a fill aperture, the frame being configured to be fixedly coupled to a base plate of a liquid storage tank, the base plate having a plate aperture formed therein, thereby to form a fluid-tight seal between the seat member and the base plate around said plate aperture; and a fill-cover coupled to the tank and arranged to be moveable with respect to the frame between a closed condition in which a fluid-tight seal is formed between the fill-cover and the frame and an open condition in which fluid may be passed through said fill aperture to fill said storage tank, wherein the assembly is further arranged to allow venting of pressurized fluid from the liquid storage tank in the event that a pressure of the fluid exceeds a prescribed value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Assignee: Mechtronic Limited
    Inventor: Trevor Poulter
  • Publication number: 20130327769
    Abstract: The invention relates to a closing element for sealing holes subjected to internal pressure, comprising a hollow cylindrical main body (3) that can be inserted into the hole substantially without play, and a hat-like spreading element (8) that can be pressed into the main body, wherein said spreading element applies radial pressure to the inner wall of the main body (3) in the installed state, wherein the main body is spread and pressed against the wall of the hole to be closed. The main body (3) has a closing bottom (5), which has a circumferential radial ring surface (6) and a slightly conical cone surface (7) connected thereto, wherein during operation the closing bottom is pressed against the end face (12) of the spreading element (8) by the internal pressure and is bent over the inner and outer edge of the end face and deformed so as to expand radially.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2010
    Publication date: December 12, 2013
    Applicant: KVT-KOENIG AG
    Inventors: Beat Wüst, Jürg Krauer
  • Patent number: 8567628
    Abstract: A fuel cap includes a filler-neck closure including a pressure-relief valve and a vacuum-relief valve and a handle arranged to overlie the filler-neck closure. The fuel cap also includes a torque-transmission ring arranged to lie between the handle and the filler-neck closure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: Stant USA Corp.
    Inventors: Gary L. Dunkle, Louis T. Frank
  • Patent number: 8550280
    Abstract: A cover assembly is capable of attaching to a container and has a dispensing orifice and a substantially perpendicular button opening on a side with a button. A single piece valve beam formed of a deflectable material has the actuator button located on one end and a fulcrum located on another end opposite the actuator button. An inner region of the cover has a retention surface opposite the button accommodating the fulcrum. The single piece valve beam is held inside the inner region of the cover between the button opening and the retention surface by deflection of the beam and rotation about the fulcrum such that the sealing surface moves away from the dispensing orifice when the actuator button is pressed. The deflectable material of the single piece valve beam acts as a spring that exerts force on the sealing surface and exerts force on the actuator against the button opening. The single piece valve beam can be configured to move away from the dispensing orifice when the button is pressed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Inventor: Paul R Steuer
  • Publication number: 20130256306
    Abstract: A closure for a container comprises a circular base, a skirt extending from the periphery of the base, an outer seal, a plug seal in the form of an annulus, and at least one rib lying on the surface of the base in a substantially radial direction and in contact with the radially inner surface of the plug seal at one end for transferring any movement of the base, relative to the skirt, to the plug seal such that the plug seal is pulled radially inward to allow venting of excess pressure within the container. The outer seal of the closure comprises at least one deformation portion which partially interrupts the sealing effect of the outer seal in case overpressure occurs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2011
    Publication date: October 3, 2013
    Applicant: OBRIST CLOSURES SWITZERLAND GMBH
    Inventors: Lino Dreyer, Alexandre Rouquette
  • Patent number: 8517199
    Abstract: A tank having a structure which restricts decline in the strength of a screw section. The tank includes a mouthpiece having a mouthpiece screw section which is formed with a screw thread and has a larger diameter on the outer side than on the inner side in an axial direction of the tank, and a valve having a valve screw section which corresponds only to a portion of the mouthpiece screw section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2013
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Akira Shimizu
  • Publication number: 20130186895
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the present invention are directed to equalizing pressure in a reservoir containing fluidic media, possibly due to imperfect installation of the reservoir or an external influence such as an altitude or a temperature change. In various embodiments, fluidic media may be expelled from the reservoir through a needle and contained in an interior volume of a pierceable member before the needle pierces the pierceable member to establish a flow path to a user. In other embodiments, fluidic media may be expelled through a port of the reservoir into a chamber. In further embodiments, fluidic media may be expelled through a channel in a plunger head and out a passage in the reservoir when the channel and passage are aligned. In other embodiments, fluidic media may be expelled through a valve, and the valve may be pierceable by a needle to establish a flow path to the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 3, 2013
    Publication date: July 25, 2013
    Applicant: Medtronic MiniMed, Inc.
    Inventor: Medtronic MiniMed, Inc.
  • Publication number: 20130180986
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a pressure cooker cover which comprises a cover (1) and a float valve (2), wherein a seal ring (7) is installed in the inner edge of the cover while hooks (8) are installed in the two side edges of the cover. A push-pull device (9) which can move the hooks back and forth is mounted in the ends of the hooks. The push-pull device comprises a rotating base (9-1) arranged in the middle portion of the cover, a rotating shaft (9-2) and a locking piece (9-3) which is coupled with the rotating shaft (9-2). Sliding chutes (9-31) are provided at the two sides of the locking piece. Guide columns (8-1) which are slidingly matched with the sliding chutes are set at two ends of the hooks (8).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2010
    Publication date: July 18, 2013
    Inventors: Zhigang He, Zhibin Huang
  • Publication number: 20130175270
    Abstract: A drinking mouth portion pointing upward is provided on a plug body of a container main body having a sealed structure. A down-pointing beverage cylindrical member is built into the container main body and has a front edge side thereof communicated with the drinking mouth portion. Provided inside a fluid passage of the beverage cylindrical member is a valve movable in accordance with a pressure difference therein. The valve is not manually opened and closed, but reacts to a suction force in the fluid passage. An up-pointing cut-out section is provided on a lower edge of the beverage cylindrical member, thus allowing one to drink up a content fluid remaining in an inner bottom section. Therefore, a relatively small number of additional parts are needed to address the spewing of a content fluid and the occurrence of a residual liquid at the time of opening the drinking mouth portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2013
    Publication date: July 11, 2013
    Applicants: Thermos L.L.C., Thermos K.K.
    Inventors: Mamoru Fujita, Shin Matsuyama
  • Patent number: 8464915
    Abstract: A dispensing cap with automatic valve for containers for transporting and dispensing liquid or creamy substances, including ways for its sealed fixing to a container neck, and a dispensing port associated with the automatic valve, the valve containing a body formed of soft plastic material and provided with ways for its fixing to the cap, and at least one first and one second flexible flap able to assume a closed position, the first and the second flap being formed in at least two different planes, such that when the pressure inside the can equals the external pressure they assume a rest position in which a passage space is present between them to enable air to pass.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2013
    Assignee: Capsol S.p.A.
    Inventor: Ivan Maria Rovelli
  • Patent number: 8464882
    Abstract: A venting assembly for a closed container having a lid and a container portion with a neck and a rim. The assembly comprises a venting unit having a substantially rigid ring having a lid-interfacing surface; and a resilient annular valve member having a one-way valve disposed at the inner wall of the neck. The assembly further comprises at least one air passageway leading from the ambient atmosphere to the one-way valve member; and a fixing mechanism adapted to prevent planar movement between the venting unit and the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2013
    Inventor: Tamir Tirosh
  • Patent number: 8430261
    Abstract: A closure cover for tanks under internal pressure, with a cover body (6) which can be fixed in a tank neck by rotation, and with a cover (14) which is provided with a handle (15) and is operatively connected to the cover body (6), and with a pressure control valve (40). A coupling device (22-28) is arranged between the cover body (6) and the cover (14) and, during the positive pressure which prevails in the fuel tank during normal operation, releases the rotational connection between the cover body (6) and the cover (14) such that the fuel tank cannot be opened, and in that a pressure control valve (40) is provided which opens when the positive pressure prevailing during normal operation is exceeded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2013
    Assignee: MAGNA STEYR Fuel Systems GesmbH
    Inventors: Eduard Eggenreich, Stefan Feichtinger
  • Patent number: 8418876
    Abstract: The present invention provides a valve arrangement for location on a vessel for holding liquids, comprising: a supporting member configured to form a valve seat; a deformable sealing member located against said valve seat and arranged for deformation under an applied pressure to present a first gap between said sealing member and said valve seat in a region where pressure is applied to allow a liquid to be dispensed from the vessel via said valve arrangement, and a second gap between said sealing member and a valve seat in a region where pressure is applied, to allow air to enter said valve arrangement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2013
    Inventor: Gavin Reay
  • Publication number: 20130062354
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a tank device for storing hydrogen for an aircraft. The tank device comprises an outer tank and an inner tank. The inner tank is held in the outer tank. The outer tank is arranged such that the hydrogen with first physical characteristics can be stored. The inner tank is designed such that the hydrogen with second physical characteristics can be stored. The outer tank is connected to the inner tank such that the hydrogen can be fed to the inner tank from the outer tank. The inner tank is designed such that the hydrogen with the first physical characteristics can be converted to the hydrogen with second physical characteristics. The inner tank is arranged such that the hydrogen comprising the second physical characteristics can be fed to a consumer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2008
    Publication date: March 14, 2013
    Applicant: AIRBUS OPERATIONS GMBH
    Inventors: Andreas Westenberger, Oliver Thomaschewski
  • Patent number: 8353418
    Abstract: A pressure relief cap engageable with a container includes a vent passage between an interior of the cap and an exterior of the cap. A two-way pressure relief valve is located along the vent passage and is configured to open automatically in response to a positive net interior pressure exceeding a first threshold pressure and in response to a negative net interior pressure exceeding a second threshold pressure. A manual actuator is actuable from the exterior of the cap to open the two-way pressure relief valve. A plug is positioned along the vent passage in series with the two-way pressure relief valve, movable between a first position in which the vent passage is open between the two-way pressure relief valve and the exterior of the cap and a second position in which the plug closes the vent passage between the two-way pressure relief valve and the exterior of the cap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2013
    Assignee: Bemis Manufacturing Company
    Inventor: Kevin W. Bork
  • Patent number: 8347781
    Abstract: A food cooling device includes a cover, an electric motor powering a fan, and an automatic switch. The cover defines air intake openings beneath a motor housing, a bottom orifice, and vents between the air intake openings and the orifice. The bottom opening rests on a table, covering a plate containing hot food. A fan blade directs air toward the food, the air cools the food, and the heated air escapes through the vents. The cooling device is portable, light in weight, and easy to operate, making it suitable for use by small children as well as handicapped persons of all ages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Inventor: William Joseph Stack
  • Patent number: 8343561
    Abstract: Provided is a package for cooking in a microwave oven, in which a synthetic resin container body having a flange part is filled with contents and a lid is heat-sealed to the flange part to seal the package hermetically. Independent concave parts sandwiching a heat-sealed part are provided in a part of the flange part on the inner and outer sides of the heat-sealed part to form, on the heat-sealed part, a projection part directed to the inner direction of the container and serving as a steam releasing part by automatically opening. The package is prevented from being broken or deformed by preventing the heat-sealed part from being peeled immediately after the contents are placed in the container body. When heating cooking is performed in a microwave oven, the package improves the taste of the contents by the steaming effect. The lid is sure to automatically open by the increase of the pressure in the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Toyo Seikan Kaisha, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hisakazu Yasumuro, Shinji Tanaka, Kikuo Matsuoka
  • Patent number: 8302804
    Abstract: A lid (18) for a drinking container (14) includes an engagement means (26) for removably securing the lid (18) to the drinking container (14). The lid (18) is formed as a one piece unit and has a deformable spout (20) with a liquid outlet (46). The one piece lid is further provided with an air inlet (22) for the ingress of air into the container (14). Defamation of the spout (20) effects opening of the liquid outlet (46) and the air inlet (22). The spout (20) may be disposed in a forward position on the lid (18). The container wall may lean in the forwards direction when the container is seated on its base (16) on a level surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Jackel Holdings Victoria Pty Ltd
    Inventor: Jon Seddon
  • Publication number: 20120267369
    Abstract: Provided is a storage container including a container body having a wall portion and a bottom portion, the container body is configured for airtight storage of material. The storage container further includes a lid member for air-tightly covering the container body, the lid member having a channel defined about the perimeter thereof. A molded silicone seal is mounted in the channel, and is configured to sealingly engage the upper perimeter of the wall portion when the lid is placed on the container body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2012
    Publication date: October 25, 2012
    Applicant: CURVER LUXEMBOURG SARL
    Inventor: Nikolai DUVIGNEAU
  • Patent number: 8292109
    Abstract: The invention relates to a pressure compensation device for compensating pressure between an inner chamber of a housing, in particular an electric motor, gearbox, container or the like and an outer side. The device includes a pressure compensation membrane mounted on an annular end face of a cylindrical structure that extends toward the outer side. The cylindrical structure is provided with a ventilation channel that extends therethrough. The cylindrical structure extends towards the outer side in order to form a projection from the wall of the housing, which projection is delimited by the end face on which the membrane is applied in a curved, dome-shaped form. A protective cover extends towards the outer side at a spaced apart distance in relation to the membrane over the cylindrical structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Detlef Lauk, Norbert Wegner, Gerald Maier, Mario Huesges, Andreas Mueller, Regina Neigel