With Casing Or Support Patents (Class 222/105)
  • Patent number: 11976001
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a chemical liquid storage body which hardly causes short and defects in a formed wiring board in a case where a chemical liquid stored in the chemical liquid storage body is used in a wiring forming process including photolithography after the chemical liquid storage body is preserved for a certain period of time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2024
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Tetsuya Kamimura, Masahiro Yoshidome, Yukihisa Kawada
  • Patent number: 11976953
    Abstract: A fluid dispenser having a pump mechanism that dispenses a dose of fluid when a movable pump member of the pump mechanism is moved between an extended position and a retracted position. A pump engagement body engages with the movable pump member for effecting movement of the movable pump member. A first cam surface and a second cam surface are connected to the pump engagement body, at least one of the first cam surface and the second cam surface comprising an adjustable cam surface whose location relative to the pump engagement body is selectively adjustable. A camming body engages with the first cam surface and the second cam surface to effect movement of the pump engagement body, and a dose adjustment mechanism allows the location of the adjustable cam surface relative to the pump engagement body to be selected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2024
    Assignee: OP-HYGIENE IP GMBH
    Inventors: Heiner Ophardt, Andrew Jones, John Garry
  • Patent number: 11964184
    Abstract: A method of treating elbow tendonitis in a user's arm comprises providing a container having a handle, filling the container with a prescribed volume of water, holding the container by the handle with the arm hanging at the user's side in a starting position defined by an inward facing of the user's palm, thereafter, rotating the container in a first direction until the arm is at a first rotated position defined by an outward facing of the user's palm, holding the arm at the first rotated position for a first hold time of at least six seconds, thereafter, rotating the container in a second direction opposite the first direction, past the starting position, until the arm is at a second rotated position defined by an outward facing of the user's palm, and holding the arm at the second rotated position for a second hold time of at least six seconds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2024
    Inventor: Donald W. Gascoigne
  • Patent number: 11939137
    Abstract: A flexible container (10) is disclosed. The flexible container (10) includes four panels (18, 20, 22, 24), each panel comprising a flexible multilayer film. Each flexible multilayer film is composed of a polymeric material. The four panels form (i) a body, (ii) a neck, and (iii) a handle. The handle (12) has an upper handle portion (12a) and a pair of spaced-apart legs (13, 15). The legs extend from the upper handle portion to the body on opposing sides of the neck. The flexible container includes a fitment (70) sealed to the neck. The flexible container includes a dispensing pump (100) attached to the fitment. The flexible container can provide a metered dose from a dispensing pump and the dispensing pump can also function as a handle to hand-carry the flexible container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Sheng Li, Bin Li, Brian W. Walther, Marc S. Black
  • Patent number: 11935769
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a chemical supply system, including a chamber, a tubing extending into the chamber, an interlock apparatus, including a fixture for fastening the tubing, and means for determining whether the tubing is fastened by the fixture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2024
    Inventors: Fang-Pin Chiang, Tsung-Lin Tsai, Chaoyen Huang, Yi Chuan Chen
  • Patent number: 11912487
    Abstract: A bag-in box includes a storage box provided with a through hole of a pouring nozzle opening and closing mechanism at a lower side wall; and a suspension container suspended in the storage box. A bottom portion of the storage box is provided with a base for holding the suspension container inclined toward the through hole. An upper portion of the storage box is provided with a suspension unit for suspending an opening and closing plug provided at an upper portion of the suspension container. The opening and closing plug is opened when filling a liquid content. When pouring the liquid content, the opening and closing plug is suspended and held by the suspension unit and the opening and closing plug is closed, so that the liquid content is pourable by opening of the pouring nozzle opening and closing mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: Inter Holdings Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Tadashi Hagihara
  • Patent number: 11910982
    Abstract: A recyclable container containing a substrate treatment liquid, configured for fluid connection to a fluid communication system of a substrate treatment machine e.g.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: Conopco Inc.
    Inventors: Deborah Jane Cooke, David Moorfield
  • Patent number: 11905155
    Abstract: A system for selectively dispensing a portion of liquid volume stored in pressurized environment comprising: an incompressible, pressurized container including hollow housing and outer portion, pressurized container being airtight to maintain pressure level in an environment in housing portion, pressurized container including portal to access to housing portion and storage of compressible container; a dispensing system including transport conduit extending from outer portion to housing portion, interface maintaining pressure level in environment, an end of transport conduit creating sealed connection to compressible container, another end coupled to dispenser, transport conduit including valve to enable or disable flow of liquid volume; a carbonation component coupled to transport conduit to selectively add carbonation to flow according to blending profile; a pressure regulation system connected to pressurized container and includes pressure conduit extending from outer portion into housing portion to comp
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: Versabev, Inc.
    Inventor: Harry Otto
  • Patent number: 11904331
    Abstract: The invention relates to a dispenser container consisting of an outer container and an inner container for receiving a fluid, wherein the outer container and the inner container are formed from blow-moulded plastics, which do not form an integral connection with one another, and wherein a first plastic from which the inner container is formed has a higher elasticity than a second plastic from which the outer container is formed, such that the inner container is deformable, and wherein the outer container has at least one pressure compensation opening for pressure compensation in the region between the outer container and the inner container, wherein the inner container has a first outlet region and the outer container has a second outlet region, wherein the first outlet region can be shifted relative to the second outlet region in an outlet direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: INOTECH Kunststofftechnik Gmbh
    Inventor: Josef Gleixner
  • Patent number: 11904345
    Abstract: A control method of an electromechanical apparatus (10) for installing a plunger tip (31) in a syringe (21), the control method comprising: providing a syringe (21) with at least one opening (22); providing a plunger tip (31) configured for snug insertion in the opening (22); pushing the plunger tip (31) inside the syringe (21), by a pusher rod (60) of the electromechanical apparatus (10), the plunger tip (31) passing through an intermediate cannula element (50); monitoring over time a force exchanged between the plunger tip (31) and the pusher rod (60), providing a force signal (401, 402, 403, 404) by a force detector (61) of the electromechanical apparatus (10); analyzing the force signal (401, 402, 403, 404) to determine an installation status of the plunger tip (31) in the syringe (21).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Inventors: Federico Fumagalli, Remo Sala, Alessandro Caprioli, Tommaso Cavandoli, Lorenzo Curioni
  • Patent number: 11896026
    Abstract: Systems for dispensing chocolate, in one aspect including an exterior housing with first volume; a vertical support member; a base support member; a dispenser guiding member within the first volume; an extruder connection member extending through the housing and having a first end within the housing and a second end outside of the housing, defining a pivot axis; an extruder member connected to the first end; a lever connected to the second end; at least one extruder guide member within the first volume and connected to the extruder member; and at least one extruder guide rail connected to the housing within the first volume and capable of receiving the at least one extruder guide member; and where manual actuation of the lever pivots the extruder member in cooperation with the at least one extruder guide member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Inventors: Matthew J. Rubin, Adam Ambrecht
  • Patent number: 11884531
    Abstract: Kegs of beer may be connected in parallel alongside one or more valves that connect to a flushing fluid supply. When a beer is selected, the associated beer valve opens so that beer can be dispensed. After a pour is completed, the system automatically flushes the beverage tubing line clean by opening a flushing fluid valve, allowing flushing fluid to cleanse the line. This flushing of the line enables the system to dispense a beer from a recently flushed line for each pour, and/or dispense many different beers because leftovers of a beer from an earlier pour do not contaminate the line for later pours. The system is also configured to measure the time poured based on information from a sensor in a dispenser (e.g., a tap handle). The time poured and a measured flow rate are used to calculate the total price to charge a customer for the beer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Inventor: Connor David Kudirka
  • Patent number: 11874151
    Abstract: A process and a device for determining the volume of liquid remaining inside a flexible pouch provided with means for dispensing the liquid to be consumed comprises placing the pouch inside a rigid envelope filled with a known volume V1 of a first measuring liquid having an electrical conductivity C1, during the dispensing of a volume VA of liquid to be consumed, admitting inside the rigid envelope the same volume of a second measuring liquid present outside the rigid envelope and having an electrical conductivity C2 different from the electrical conductivity C1, measuring the electrical conductivity CM of the mixture of the measuring liquids present inside the rigid envelope, determining the volume VA of liquid to be consumed which has been dispensed from the measurement of the electrical conductivity C3, and calculating the volume Vr of liquid to be consumed remaining inside the pouch from the volumes Vi and VA.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2024
    Assignee: SAIPEM S.A.
    Inventor: Thomas Delaplace
  • Patent number: 11851256
    Abstract: The present application relates to a system for evacuating fluid from a flexible container. The system includes a spout connected to a flexible container. A passageway within the spout is in fluid communication with an inside of the flexible container, and the passageway has a top end and a bottom end. An evacuation facilitating structure is positioned proximate the bottom end of the passageway and has a fluid channel therethrough. The evacuation facilitating structure blocks portions of the wall of the flexible container from entering the bottom end of the passageway and preventing fluid from evacuating the container via the passageway.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2022
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2023
    Assignee: Liqui-Box Corp.
    Inventors: Paul N. Georgelos, Ronald E. Kieras, Matt Ruschmeier
  • Patent number: 11845644
    Abstract: A flavor infusion dispenser is provided. The flavor infusion dispenser may include a refrigeration unit configured to store a beverage container, a beverage tower coupled to the refrigeration unit and configured to transport a beverage from the beverage container, a faucet coupled to the beverage tower and having a handle configured to activate flow of the beverage from the beverage container through the beverage tower, a nozzle coupled to the faucet, at least one flavor container for storing flavoring for the beverage, at least one flavor line coupled to the nozzle and configured to transport flavoring from the at least one flavor container, and a pump configured to pump flavoring from the at least one flavor container to the nozzle via the at least one flavor line. The nozzle may be configured to mix the beverage and the flavoring, and dispense a flavored beverage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2022
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2023
    Inventor: Daren Ogden
  • Patent number: 11839335
    Abstract: A dispenser, a dispensing system and a dispensing method are disclosed. A plurality of dispensers may be implemented. The dispenser includes a flexible container having a top and a bottom and capable of holding a product therein, the flexible container including top and bottom openings. A rigid support structure that supports the flexible container is provided. A moveable dispensing arm that operatively facilitates product dispensing is also provided. The moveable dispensing arm is operable between a dispensing condition and a retaining condition, and it includes a pinching edge which is configured to pinch the flexible container shut in either the dispensing condition or the retaining condition of the dispensing arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2023
    Inventor: Kimberly Ann Kasper
  • Patent number: 11833534
    Abstract: The invention relates to a system for dosed dispensing of a fluid, comprising a container for the fluid and a dispensing device connected therewith, wherein the container comprises a form-retaining outer container and a flexible inner container connected therewith, wherein a space to be brought into fluid communication with the ambient atmosphere can be developed between the inner and outer containers, and wherein the dispensing device includes a housing and/or frame of which at least a part is integrally formed with the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2023
    Assignee: Dispensing Technologies B.V.
    Inventors: Wilhelmus Johannes Joseph Maas, Paulo Nervo, Josephus Cornelis Snijders
  • Patent number: 11819147
    Abstract: A dispenser for dispensing a flowable food product from a flexible reservoir supported by the dispenser is provided. The dispenser includes a frame and a body coupled to the frame. The body defines a cavity for receiving the flexible reservoir. The body includes: a bottom wall defining an opening; a sloped wall extending upward from the bottom wall and the opening, the sloped wall promoting a flow of flowable food product from the flexible reservoir towards the opening; and a pair of side walls extending upward from the bottom wall and the sloped wall. The dispenser further includes a fitment acceptor at least partly received in the opening. Additionally, a shape of the fitment acceptor corresponds with a shape of the opening such that the fitment acceptor is only correctly received in the opening one way.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2023
    Assignee: GEHL FOODS, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Gehl, Michael Sowieja, Christoph Albiez, Paul Hatch, Thomas Mitchell, David Mucci, Anders Olof Rostlund
  • Patent number: 11806915
    Abstract: A system, that includes a container, that includes a first container opening, a liner disposed in the first container opening, a pump connected to the container, and a controller, where the controller is programmed to perform a method for filling the container with the liner, that includes making a first determination that a power on condition is satisfied, in response to the first determination, providing power to the pump, and after providing the power to the pump, making a second determination that a power off condition is satisfied, and in response to the second determination, cutting the power to the pump.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2023
    Inventors: Justin Paul Stark, Kristy Anne Plaut
  • Patent number: 11806931
    Abstract: A bulk ink bag system in a composite-based additive manufacturing process (CBAM) keeps the inkjet heads (cartridges) on printers filled to the proper level of fluid at all times while the process runs. The system includes gravity fed fluid delivery without requiring pumps; is simple to connect and disconnect to system plumbing; has the ability to change ink bags without interrupting the print job or introducing air bubbles into the ink supply; and has the ability to disconnect partially used bags and reconnect them later.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2023
    Assignee: Impossible Objects, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Swartz, Leonard Wanger, John Bayldon, Drew Marschner, Michael Rohrer, Gintaras Vaisnys, Giovanni Meier
  • Patent number: 11779165
    Abstract: A soap dispenser includes a spout; a controller; a barcode scanner electrically connected to the controller; a power supply electrically connected to the controller; and a soap reservoir including a label having a barcode containing information including a set count of dispensing times of the soap reservoir and a current count of dispensing times of the soap reservoir. The spout includes an electromagnetic switch, an infrared sensor, and a pump in fluid communication with the soap reservoir and electrically connected to the electromagnetic switch respectively. The barcode scanner scans the barcode and sends same to the controller for storage. The controller compares the set count of dispensing times of the soap reservoir with the current count of dispensing times of the soap reservoir prior to activating the pump. After the pumping, the controller increases the current count of dispensing times of the soap reservoir by one.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2022
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2023
    Assignee: Ableman International Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Po-Hui Lin
  • Patent number: 11752683
    Abstract: A preform for an integrally blow-moulded bag-in-container uses an inner layer and an outer layer, wherein the preform forms a two-layer container upon blow-moulding, and wherein the obtained inner layer of the container releases from the thus obtained outer layer upon introduction of a gas at a point of interface between the two layers. At least one of the inner and outer layers includes at least one additive allowing both inner and outer layers to reach their respective blow-moulding temperatures substantially simultaneously.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2022
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2023
    Inventors: Sarah Van Hove, Daniel Peirsman, Rudi Verpoorten
  • Patent number: 11752502
    Abstract: A reagent pack includes a first reservoir having a continuous rigid wall defining a constant inner space that opens to the ambient environment. An air-tight second reservoir has a flexible wall that defines a variable inner space with one or more second openings. The second reservoir is arranged within the first reservoir and stores fluid reagent. A closure element completely fills the first opening of the first reservoir and includes a first fluid passage fluidly connecting the inner space of the first reservoir, as the waste reservoir, to receive waste liquid. Second fluid passages fluidly connect the second openings of said second reservoirs with respective reagent inlets to supply fluid reagent to the sample analyzer. The inner space of the first reservoir further includes an air passage to allow gaseous communication with the ambient environment to maintain a controlled pressure within said inner space while receiving waste liquid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2023
    Assignee: DIATRON MI ZRT.
    Inventors: Dániel Gergely Isztli, Barna Reskó, Bence Salló
  • Patent number: 11753293
    Abstract: A dispenser system includes a first container configured to contain a first fluid, a second container configured to contain a second fluid, a faucet coupled with the first container and the second container via first and second hoses, respectively, and including first and second switches installed on the faucet, and a controller configured to control dispensing of the first and second fluids through the faucet. When the first switch is turned on while the second switch is turned off, the controller dispenses the first fluid to the faucet through the first hose. When the first switch is turned off while the second switch is turned on, the controller dispenses the second fluid to the faucet through the second hose. The dispenser system is configured and dimensioned to prevent cross contamination between the first and second hoses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2023
    Assignee: Kraus USA Plumbing LLC
    Inventors: Serhiy Torak, Todd Alexander
  • Patent number: 11744413
    Abstract: A dispenser includes a front panel and a body coupled to the front panel to form an interior cavity. The body includes a wall portion having a top portion. An opening is formed through the top portion, and a housing includes a first housing wall and a second housing wall that each extend from the top portion adjacent the opening and into the interior cavity. The first and second housing walls include first and second rails, respectively, which are coplanar and extend from the respective first and second housing walls in opposing directions relative to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2023
    Assignee: DEB IP LIMITED
    Inventor: Christopher James Lang
  • Patent number: 11745925
    Abstract: A disposable package is configured to promote recycling of its component parts. A thermoformed thermoplastic blister has front and back product bubbles which extend from a peripheral flange and are hinged together to be folded into a product compartment such that the product bubbles extend through openings in front and back cards. The front card is affixed to the back card to close the product bubble and so as not to adhere to the blister flanges. A front extraction tab extends from the peripheral flange and is accessible on two opposed sides for gripping by a user to engage and remove the blister from the front card and the back card.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2022
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2023
    Assignee: Placon Corporation
    Inventors: Donald E. McCumber, Scott A. Behner
  • Patent number: 11731810
    Abstract: A container for dispensing a composition comprises a container body extending along a longitudinal axis from a bottom end to a top end, the container body defining an internal cavity for holding the composition. The container body comprises a neck having a container opening open to the internal cavity, a front wall, a rear wall and a pair of side walls extending between the front and rear wall, and a shoulder comprising a pair of first shoulder walls extending between the neck and a respective side wall of the container body, the first shoulder walls extending at a first non-perpendicular angle with respect to the longitudinal axis. The container also comprises a shoulder fitting attached to the neck, the shoulder fitting extending over the first and second shoulders of the container body and including a nozzle extending therethrough, the nozzle open to the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2023
    Assignee: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventors: Francis Tatu, Brian Balamucki, Mark Bartlett, Daniel Peters, Xi Chen, Shihui Liang
  • Patent number: 11691799
    Abstract: A bag-in-box assembly includes a box and a flexible container filled with a flowable material. The flexible container includes a front panel, a rear panel, and gusseted side panels adjoining the front panel and the rear panel along peripheral seals. Each peripheral seal having an arcuate body seal inner edge (ABSIE) and a tapered seal inner edge extending from each end of a body seal. The ABSIE has a radius of curvature from 1.0 mm to 300.0 mm. The bag-in-box assembly includes a top perimeter, a center perimeter, and a bottom perimeter as well as an aggregate contact length (ACL) at each perimeter. A top ACL is from 50% to 90% of the top perimeter, a center ACL is from 5% to 50% of the center perimeter, and a bottom ACL is from 50% to 90% of the bottom perimeter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2023
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Fabrice Digonnet, Marc S. Black, Brian W. Walther, Jazmine Gosey, Jeffrey E. Bonekamp
  • Patent number: 11672319
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides an environment-friendly press bottle integrated with a bellows spring and equipped with an outer shell, comprising: an inner bottle of which the lower end is integrated with the upper end of a bellows spring; the lower end of the bellows spring is a closed structure; the upper end of the inner bottle is necked to form a connector; the aperture in the middle of the connector is fitted with a nozzle; a step that fits onto the connector and limits its position is disposed on the central outer side of the nozzle; an annular flange that snaps into the corresponding position on the inner surface of the connector is disposed on the outer side of the lower end of the nozzle, and external threads are provided on the outer surface of the connector; a cover lid is provided with internal threads and is connected to the external threads of the connector; the inner bottle is tightly nested in the outer bottle that serves as an outer shell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2023
    Inventors: Chia-Hung Chien, Chiu-Huo Chen
  • Patent number: 11660389
    Abstract: Disclosed are examples of reservoir and reservoir systems usable with a wearable drug delivery device. An example reservoir may include a flexible component coupled to a shell component. The shell component may include drainage channels to facilitate extraction of the liquid drug from the reservoir. A reservoir system example may include an exoskeleton configured around a flexible reservoir to guide the expansion and collapse of the flexible reservoir. Alternatively, one or more rigid panels may be coupled to corresponding flat surfaces of the flexible reservoir to guide the expansion and collapse of the flexible reservoir. A further reservoir example may include a flexible thin film reservoir having peel-able restraints configured to seal off corresponding sections of the reservoir, sequentially break, enabling the liquid drug to sequentially fill corresponding sections in a controlled and predicable manner. A wearable drug delivery device example suitable for utilizing the described examples is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2023
    Inventors: Jeff Barnes, Jackie Mac, Ian McLaughlin, David Nazzaro, Steven Cardinali, Thomas Metzmaker
  • Patent number: 11655078
    Abstract: Airless tubular container (1) with an outer tube (1a) and an inner container (1b) both provided with respective skirts (2a, 2b). The inner container (1b) comprises an adapter (3b) to couple the inner container (1b) to the outer tube (1a). The skirt (2b) of the inner container (1b) is joined to the adapter (3b) and comprises a deployable portion (20) arranged under the adapter (3b). The deployable portion (20) enables the length of the skirt (2b) of the inner container (1b) to be adjusted with respect to the length of the skirt (2a) of the outer tube (1a), during the manufacture of the tubular container (1). Furthermore, the deployable portion (20) allows a relaxed collapsing of the inner container (1b) during use of the tubular container (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2023
    Assignee: CTL-TH PACKAGING S.L.
    Inventors: Javier Fernández De Mendiola Quintana, Juan Ignacio Valpuesta Landa
  • Patent number: 11639249
    Abstract: A tube container holder that can support a tube container in an orientation in which a discharge port thereof is located downward. The tube container holder includes an attaching portion that is configured to attach the tube container holder to an attachment-target object and a sandwiching portion having a groove portion that is configured such that a sealing portion of a tube container is insertable thereinto and sandwiched.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2023
    Assignee: SINKATEC CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Tsuneo Yamada
  • Patent number: 11613388
    Abstract: A method of filling a beverage bag. The beverage bag is part of a beverage container that also includes a rigid container housing supporting a dispensing spout of the beverage bag, the dispensing spout forming a dispensing passage from an interior of the beverage bag to an exterior of the beverage container for dispensing a content of the beverage bag. The method includes running a siphoning line from a beverage reservoir to the beverage bag, removing the dispensing tap, extending a siphon line outlet portion of the siphoning line into the beverage bag through the dispensing passage, sealing the dispensing spout around the siphon line outlet portion to prevent pressure release through the dispensing spout around the siphon line outlet portion, and siphoning the beverage from the beverage reservoir into the beverage bag to expand the beverage bag to fill inner dimensions of the rigid container housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2023
    Assignee: Fermtech Ltd.
    Inventor: Derek Hamilton
  • Patent number: 11596274
    Abstract: A foam discharge container is a foam discharge container for discharging foam in response to a pushing operation, and includes a discharge port which is opened in a direction opposite to a pushing direction of the pushing operation and discharges foam, and a pushing portion that keeps the distance between a discharge target body receiving foam and the discharge port constant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2023
    Inventor: Hiroshi Ohnishi
  • Patent number: 11576535
    Abstract: An integrated hand cleaning system includes a hand cleaning housing including dispensing spout and a sensor. An actuator is operatively connected to the housing. A cleaning substance reservoir is in fluid communication with the dispensing spout. A controller is operatively connected to the sensor and to the actuator. The controller is configured to activate the actuator based on detection of a user's hand by the sensor. A method for controlling a hand cleaning system includes receiving, with a controller, a sensor signal from a sensor in a hand cleaning housing. The method includes activating an actuator of a hand cleaning system with the controller based on the sensor signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2023
    Assignee: B/E Aerospace, Inc.
    Inventors: Jefferey McKee, Travis J. Vaninetti, Michael W. Hensler, Thomas Munson, Frank Hashberger, Pierre J. Vignal, Sanjay Bajekal
  • Patent number: 11534551
    Abstract: A single use pre-filled delivery device is disclosed having a deformable container including a side wall having an inside surface defining a chamber for retaining fluid, a clip element, and a locking element. The deformable container further includes a closed proximal end and an open distal end including a male luer tip having a passageway therethrough providing fluid communication with the chamber. The male luer tip may be removably connectable to a female luer connection of a vascular access device. The clip element includes a distal end, proximal end, and a pivot located between the distal end and the proximal end of the clip element for collapsing the deformable container to drive fluid out of the chamber by movement of the proximal end towards the distal end. The pivot may be a hinge, which may be in the form of a living hinge. The deformable container may be attached to the clip element. The locking element may be disposed on the clip element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2022
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Suzanne Ferreri, Adam Zerda, James J. Kennedy, III, Morgan Carlson, Darrin Manke, Lee Panecki
  • Patent number: 11524308
    Abstract: A handheld spray device has a flexible bellow coupled to a base to thereby retain liquid therein. The bellow has a bulbous section adjacent the base, narrows away from the base to terminal section opposite the base and has a side notch formed at one side of the bellow between the bulbous section and the terminal section. The base also has a nozzle therethrough such that when the bellow is squeezed in use, the liquid is forced via the nozzle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2022
    Assignee: WATS & CO PTY LTD
    Inventors: Jessica Whalley, Samantha Hair
  • Patent number: 11518667
    Abstract: The invention relates to a cartridge receiver (10) for producing a drink (70) using a cartridge (2) that comprises a reservoir (6) filled with a drink substance (7), it being possible to insert the cartridge receiver (10) into a drink preparation machine (3) and connect it to the cartridge (2), wherein the cartridge receiver (10) comprises a mixing chamber (8) that can be brought into fluidic connection with the reservoir (6), and a fluid supply (12) that opens into the mixing chamber (8). The invention is characterised in that the cartridge receiver (10) comprises a mandrel guide (80) and a puncturing mandrel (73) that is displaceably mounted within said mandrel guide (80), wherein the puncturing mandrel (73) can be displaced between a retracted position in which said puncturing mandrel (73) is positioned at a distance from a sealing element (18) of the cartridge (2), and an extended position in which said puncturing mandrel (73) pierces the sealing element (18) and projects into the reservoir (6).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2022
    Assignee: Freezio AG
    Inventors: Marc Krüger, Günter Empl, Daniel Fischer
  • Patent number: 11518603
    Abstract: A cartridge for a medium to be dispensed includes a rigid head part having a dispensing outlet and a flexible film forming a cartridge wall. The film bounds a cartridge chamber for the medium and extends partially in a longitudinal direction of the cartridge. The head part includes a collar surrounding the dispensing outlet in a radially outer region of the head part, and the collar extends in the longitudinal direction and has an inner circumferential surface. A front end of the film is sealingly and non-releasably connected to the inner circumferential surface of the collar. Attachment of the film to the inner circumferential surface of the head part is at a contact surface that is different from the outer surface of the film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2022
    Inventors: Philipp Seiler, Tobias Bodenmüller
  • Patent number: 11517934
    Abstract: A surface repair tool for repairing defects in surfaces includes a handle with an applicator blade extending from one end of the handle and a sanding device extending from the opposite end of the handle. The handle includes a receptacle into which is removably received a container of repair compound. The applicator blade includes an application surface and a flow passage that has an inlet and an orifice formed through the application surface. Squeezing the container causes repair compound in the container to flow through the flow passage of the applicator blade and out of the orifice where it is dispensed onto the applicator surface to be spread on a surface needing repair. Once the repair compound dries, the sanding device is used to sand the repair compound to a desire finish.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2022
    Inventor: Ryan King
  • Patent number: 11504737
    Abstract: A pack comprising: a dispenser for anaerobically curable composition; and anaerobically curable composition held within the dispenser. The dispenser has (a) a reservoir in which anaerobically curable composition is held, the reservoir having an outlet through which the anaerobically curable composition can be dispensed; (b) a dispensing pump for pumping the anaerobically curable composition from the reservoir out through the outlet. The reservoir and pump together form an airless pump assembly. An applicator with an applicator surface, for example a roller, is in communication with the outlet, the applicator for applying to a substrate the anaerobically curable composition that is dispensed by the pump from the reservoir out through the outlet. The pack provides a convenient way of forming of applying anaerobically curable composition in a thin even layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventor: Peter O'Sullivan
  • Patent number: 11505386
    Abstract: A bag in box container having one or more features for lifting the bag in box, deploying the tap dispenser of the bag in box conveniently, storing a dosing cup, or conveniently using the bag in box container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Ian Oliver Malott, Joseph Bohache
  • Patent number: 11497703
    Abstract: A packaged hair care composition comprising a first composition and a second composition, wherein the first and second compositions are kept in separate packaging chambers until dispensed. The first composition comprises a cationic polymer; and an aqueous carrier and has a G? value of about 160 to about 410; and the second composition comprises: a cationic surfactant; a high melting point fatty compound; and an aqueous carrier and has a G? value of from about 600 Pa to about 3000 Pa. The package comprises an outer tube body having an exterior layer and an outer tube interior chamber; and an inner tube having an exterior layer and an inner tube body having an inner tube interior chamber; a dispensing orifice wherein a portion of the dispensing orifice is in communication with the outer tube interior chamber, and a portion of the dispensing orifice is in communication with the inner tube interior chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Martin Chang Shou Lee, Yan Wang
  • Patent number: 11492243
    Abstract: A beverage dispenser configured to be mounted to a vertical wall wherein the beverage dispenser provides dispensing of a beverage while suspended on the wall. The present invention includes a support frame wherein the support frame defines the peripheral edges of the shape of the support frame. The support frame includes a central aperture surrounded by a plurality of support members. A cover member is secured to the front side of the support frame so as to cover the central aperture. A bladder is suspendedly mounted within the central aperture of the support frame and extends downward from the upper end to the lower end of the support frame. The bladder includes a nozzle that is journaled through a hole in the cover member so as to provide dispensing of a beverage subsequent the beverage dispenser being secured to a wall. The cover member includes decorative indicia.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Inventor: Walter Miller
  • Patent number: 11492246
    Abstract: Ingredient dispensing systems and methods in a fluid mixture system using a monitored chamber pressure are disclosed. One system includes a chamber, an inlet to the chamber, a set of ingredient reservoirs, in the chamber, storing a respective set of ingredients and sealed by a respective set of valve, a pressure source, and a controller. The system is programmed to set a pressure of the chamber using the pressure source and the inlet to the chamber. The system is also programmed to dispense, using the pressure, at least two ingredients from the respective set of ingredients by actuating at least two valves from the respective set of valves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: Cana Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory Allen Springer, Jeffery Lance Kizer, Matthew Ambauen, Stephan Weidi Tai, Erik James Shahoian, David Friedberg, Andrés Ornelas Vargas, Simon Spence, Peter Delmenico, Andrew Christopher Jenkins, Nathan Andrew Ray, Kristopher Bernardo Dos Santos
  • Patent number: 11485536
    Abstract: Corrugated box assemblies, blanks, and systems for individually shipping a bag of liquid stored therein and converting an inner portion into a bag-in-box dispenser are provided. An example box assembly includes an inner portion including a plurality of walls. The inner portion includes an interior configured to receive and store the bag of liquid, which may range from about 3 to 6 gallons. The inner portion further includes a removable perforation feature defined by a series of perforations on at least one of a front wall and a front top flap extending from the front wall. A top portion and a bottom portion each include a plurality of walls that, when formed, define an opening sized to fit around the inner portion. The box assembly may be configured to pass individual box shipping test standards, such as ISTA and SIOC test standards. Methods of forming the box assembly are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Inventor: Carl Anthony Bulls, Jr.
  • Patent number: 11377286
    Abstract: A hot-fill PET container or bottle (10) filling with a liquid at an elevated temperature has a side wall (9) extending to a lower portion including a pressure panel (11) and a base (21) in its unfolded or pre-fill position. The panel (11) is transversely oriented and has a decoupling or hinge structure or element (13), an initiator portion (1) and control portion (5) of a steeply angled inverting conical section between 30 and 45 degrees. The control portion enables the inversion of the panel (11) into the container (10) to compensate for vacuum or reduced pressure induced within the container as the liquid cools down. The base (2) can also have a plurality of reinforcing ribs (3).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: CO2 PAC Limited
    Inventor: David Murray Melrose
  • Patent number: 11370003
    Abstract: A cleaning device includes a main body housing, a cleaning liquid tank, a pressure sensor and a flow controller. By arranging one or more pressure sensors on a gripping portion of the main body housing and movably fitting flow limiters of the flow controller with liquid outlets of the cleaning liquid tank, a control component of the flow controller drives the flow limiters according to a pressure signal transmitted by the one or more pressure sensors, such that a flow limiting area of the flow limiters fitted with the liquid outlets is changed. As such, when gripping the cleaning device, a user can control an outflow of cleaning liquid by a pressure applied to the one or more pressure sensors by hand during gripping, such that the liquid outflow meets use requirement for each single squeeze.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Inventors: Zheng Xing, Yingchun Xie
  • Patent number: 11365040
    Abstract: A refillable container includes: an inner container having a suction port at a center of an upper surface portion and a bottom portion with a pyramid shape having a deepest portion at a center of the bottom portion; a support member configured to hold the bottom portion of the inner container to support the inner container in a standing state; a lid member fitted to an outer periphery of the inner container; a discharge pump on a top surface portion of the lid member, the discharge pump including a suction tube inserted through the suction port into the inner container; and a positioning device for positioning the inner container in a vertical direction such that a distal end of the suction tube is located in the pyramid shape of the bottom portion of the inner container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Inventors: Hideki Okude, Takaharu Noda
  • Patent number: RE49833
    Abstract: An improved foam piston pump in which a multiple of air pumps are disposed coaxially about a piston member and spaced axially along the piston member, preferably coaxially with a liquid pump for discharging air and liquid as foam. Each air pump is preferably provided by a modular piston within a modular casing assembly such that arrangements with one, two or more identical air pumps can be assembled from a plurality of the same modular components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: OP-Hygiene IP GmbH
    Inventors: Heiner Ophardt, Andrew Jones