With Casing Or Support Patents (Class 222/105)
  • 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: 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
    Assignee: MEDMIX SWITZERLAND AG
    Inventors: Philipp Seiler, Tobias Bodenmüller
  • 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: 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: 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: 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
    Assignee: GEORGIA-PACIFIC CORRUGATED LLC
    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
    Assignee: BEIJING XIAOMI MOBILE SOFTWARE CO., LTD.
    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
    Assignee: NIPPON PAPER INDUSTRIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hideki Okude, Takaharu Noda
  • Patent number: 11325295
    Abstract: A method for producing a sterilized container comprises: providing a preform having a hanger arranged on a bottom of the preform, heating the preform in a heating device, feeding the heated preform into a stretching and blowing apparatus, stretching and blowing the preform in the stretching and blowing apparatus such that the container for the infusion solution is formed from the preform, cleaning the formed container in a rinsing apparatus, and drying the cleaned container in a drying device, filling the cleaned and dried container at least with an infusion solution, via a filling opening present in the container, in a filling plant, closing the container by attaching a closure cap to the filling opening of the container, sterilizing the closed container in an autoclave, wherein the hanger of the preform is oriented and folded over by a bending apparatus prior to stretching and blowing in the stretching and blowing apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Fresenius Kabi Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Torsten Brandenburger, Andreas Pfeffer, Christian Frensch
  • Patent number: 11312565
    Abstract: Bag-on-valve for a pressurized container, in particular pressurized cans (40), for dispensing viscous to pasty products, comprising a valve disk (3), a valve body (6) arranged on the valve disk (3), a stem (5) guided in a central cutout of the valve body (6), with at least one inlet opening (9) for the product contained in the bag (30), said opening being opened by actuating the stem, at least one outlet opening (10), an elastic element (8) acting on the stem (5), sealing elements (12) acting between valve disk (3) and valve body (6) and between valve body (6) and stem (5) as well as a bag (30) arranged on valve (1) for the product to be discharged through the valve (1), wherein the bag (30) is fixed to a retaining element (2) which has a central passage (23), said retaining element (2) having a laterally extending retaining plate (22) which is connected in a tightly sealing manner to a collar (7) of the valve body, said collar extending vertically on the can side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Inventor: Gábor Fazekas
  • Patent number: 11279554
    Abstract: A molded container assembly includes a pallet, a molded container, and a plurality of connection systems. The pallet supports the molded container thereon and includes stacking alignment structure for stacking the pallet on another molded container assembly. The molded container includes a tank portion, several leg supports, several buttresses, and several horizontally extending ribs. The tank portion includes several curved sidewalls and a fill opening. The leg supports include lower and upper sections that extend above the fill opening for spacing a pallet stacked on top of the molded container above the fill opening. The upper sections include pallet engaging structure for engaging pallets of at least two different types. The horizontally extending ribs minimize outward deflection due to hydrostatic loading and/or pressurization. The connection systems include washers that allow for shrinkage and expansion between the molded container and the pallet in a number of directions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: Snyder Industries, LLC
    Inventors: Herbert H. Spann, Darrell Oltman, Colin James Suiter
  • Patent number: 11247893
    Abstract: A dispensing system may be provided. The dispensing system may comprise a control architecture internal to the dispensing system. The dispensing system may further comprise an internal portion internal to the dispensing system. The internal portion may be configured to provide an internal ingredient under the control of the control architecture. An external portion may be external to the dispensing system. The external portion may be configured to provide an external ingredient to the dispensing system. The external portion may be under the control of the control architecture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: THE COCA-COLA COMPANY
    Inventors: Arthur G. Rudick, Raymond J. Vanassche, Andrew David Beal, Kim Ritchie Lester, Neil Paul P. Sanut
  • Patent number: 11230432
    Abstract: The device relates to transportation and storage of bulk cargoes and comprises a vessel with upper charging opening and lower discharging opening, bearing framework and discharging mechanism, the device being further provided with soft sling load distribution ring, which passes through additional external loops of the main slings and alternately through additional loops along the upper perimeter of the cylinder, which, in turn, are embodied in the form of the load distribution triangle. The device provides improving convenience of handling multi-tonnage bulk cargoes as well as improving container reliability in use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Inventor: Rabizo Ivan Georgievich
  • Patent number: 11225352
    Abstract: The invention relates to a packaging made from cardboard, paper or similar, including a front wall and a rear wall, respectively at least one lateral wall connecting the front and rear walls and designed to form respective lateral sides of the packaging. The packaging is designed as a prismatic body along a longitudinal axis, and a base construction includes at least one base closure coupled to the front or rear wall for closing the base of the packaging. A cover construction includes at least one cover closure coupled to the front and rear walls for closing the cover of the packaging.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: MAYR-MELNHOF KARTON AG
    Inventor: Timothy John Bourne
  • Patent number: 11192677
    Abstract: A delamination container includes a bottle-shaped outer layer body including a mouth, a barrel and a bottom and an inner layer body releasably laminated on an inner surface of the outer layer body, the mouth being provided with an ambient air introduction hole passing through the outer layer body, in which a lower portion of the mouth is provided with a neck ring which has a notch circumferentially outside of at least a portion immediately below the ambient air introduction hole; and the notch is provided within a range of 60° on both sides of a radial reference line passing through an axial center of the ambient air introduction hole and radially extending, in a planar view of the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: YOSHINO KOGYOSHO CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Shintaro Kutsuzawa
  • Patent number: 11167904
    Abstract: The invention provides for a container that may include a liquid-holding vessel and a skeleton shell supporting the liquid holding vessel. The liquid-holding vessel may comprise a flexible polymer or plastic material for preventing contact between a liquid stored in or dispensed from the container and the skeleton. The liquid-holding vessel and the closure may be formed from a minimal amount of polymer or plastic. The invention also provides for a connection of a liquid-holding vessel with a fitment to the skeleton shell using ultrasonic means. Further, a skeleton shell with mating features allowing the skeleton shell to be formed with smooth edges is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: ECO.LOGIC BRANDS INC.
    Inventors: Julie Corbett, Romeo Graham, Robert Watters, Michael Sirois
  • Patent number: 11167972
    Abstract: A plastic liquid container and dispensing system includes a plastic bottle with first and second detachable bottle parts, a bladder for holding liquid including a bladder top, a bladder base and a bladder lock-nut positioned in the bladder inner volume and a spout having a spout body with a connecting end, an internal liquid flow path extending from the connecting end to a liquid outflow port and a release button for enabling liquid flow through the internal liquid flow path and out the liquid outflow port. The bladder opening is covered by a covering that is pierced by a blade at the spout connecting end to create a liquid flow path from the bladder to and through the spout (when the release button is pressed).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Inventor: Daniel W. Aiello
  • Patent number: 11161127
    Abstract: A foam dispenser with a pump mechanism that mixes a liquid with air to generate foam. The pump mechanism includes a first stage pump and a second stage pump. The first stage pump delivers the liquid and a first volume of the air through a first foam generator to generate a first foam. The second stage pump delivers the first foam and a second volume of the air through a second foam generator to generate a second foam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: OP-Hygiene IP GmbH
    Inventors: Heiner Ophardt, Andrew Jones
  • Patent number: 11148387
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing an intermediate material for a soft packaging container according to the present invention includes: a first overlaying step P1 of laying a second raw film sheet 120 over a first raw film sheet 110; a confining portion forming step P2 of forming a filler confining portion 50 for confining a filler 59, the filler confining portion 50 being constituted by a non-joined region between the first raw film sheet 110 and the second raw sheet 12, by joining a portion of the first raw film sheet 110 and a portion of the second sheet 12 to each other; a folding step P4 of folding the first raw film sheet 110 and the second sheet 12 with the first raw film sheet 110 on an outer side, such that the filler confining portion 50 is present in a state where an inner portion thereof is continuous on two sides that are connected via at least one folding position; an accommodating portion forming step P5 of forming an accommodating portion 60 by joining a plurality of portions including at least one of
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignees: FUJI SEAL INTERNATIONAL, INC., KAO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tadashi Takano, Atsushi Yamamoto, Yoshinori Inagawa, Daisuke Kodama
  • Patent number: 11110258
    Abstract: A Liquid Antimicrobial Delivery System includes a measured amount of anti-microbial fluids, and an anti-bacteria glove having one or more liquid storage patches to store the anti-microbial fluids. A collapsible tube container utilizing a ball and stem applicator delivers a predetermined amount of the anti-microbial fluid. The collapsible tube has a conical dome opening with first and second shut-off valves. Finally, a face mask includes a liquid storage patch to store the anti-microbial fluids.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Inventor: Virgil Collins
  • Patent number: 11090667
    Abstract: A device for applying a mixed component, includes first and second receptacles, a static mixing nozzle, an applicator and an operating member. The first and second receptacles are to receive first and second components, respectively. The static mixing nozzle includes a plurality of mixing elements, has a first end and a second end, and is in fluid communication with the first and second receptacles. The applicator includes a spray tip and an input for pressurized fluid, the spray tip disposed downstream of the second end of the static mixing nozzle and in fluid communication with the static mixing nozzle. The operating member is configured to control the pressurized fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: SULZER MIXPAC AG
    Inventors: Richard Parks, Heather Parks
  • Patent number: 11084618
    Abstract: A packaging is disclosed that is made from cardboard, paper or similar, and includes a base wall and a cover wall, respectively at least one front wall and one rear wall connecting the base wall and the cover wall in order to form lateral sides of the packaging. The packaging is designed as a prismatic body along a longitudinal axis extending parallel to the base wall and cover wall, and at least one dust flap coupled to one end of at least one front wall or rear wall). The dust flap is designed in such a way that, in a closed position, it rests at least in regions on one of the front and rear walls to which it is not coupled, and/or on the base wall and/or the cover wall and protrudes at least regionally over these. The disclosure also relates to a blank for producing such a packaging.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: MAYR-MELNHOF KARTON AG
    Inventor: Timothy John Bourne
  • Patent number: 11084620
    Abstract: A packaging is disclosed that is made from cardboard, paper or similar, and includes a base wall and a cover wall, at least one front wall and one rear wall connecting the base wall and the cover wall in order to form lateral sides of the packaging. The packaging is designed as a prismatic body along a longitudinal axis extending parallel to the base wall and cover wall, and at least one lateral closure coupled to the base wall and/or the cover wall for laterally closing the packaging. At least one lateral closure is designed in such a way that, in a closed position, it rests at least in regions at least on one of the front walls or real walls coupled to the base wall and cover wall and protrudes at least regionally over these. The disclosure also relates to a blank for producing such a packaging.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: MAYR-MELNHOF KARTON AG
    Inventor: Timothy John Bourne
  • Patent number: 11064712
    Abstract: Systems for dispensing chocolate, in one aspect including a generally fluid-tight 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 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Inventors: Matthew J. Rubin, Adam D. Ambrecht
  • Patent number: 11051602
    Abstract: Provided is a powder discharging container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: YONWOO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ki Young Ham, Seo Hui Jung
  • Patent number: 11021357
    Abstract: A system and method for dispensing a beverage. The system includes a beverage cartridge that stores any liquid and has a spout for dispensing the stored liquid. The beverage cartridge may be inserted into a beverage press that includes a housing for receiving the beverage cartridge. The beverage press also includes a tap that engages the spout of the beverage cartridge, and a lifting assembly that exerts force on the beverage cartridge. Pressing the tap activates the spout of the beverage cartridge to dispense the stored liquid through the spout and out of the tap of the beverage press. a system for dispensing a beverage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Inventors: Kimberly Roberts, Patrick Coyle, Alexander Coriano, III, Vivian K. Barad, Thomas Dieter Christian-Overthun, David Jason Wilkins, Anthony Peter Patron, Eben Roy Sargent, Daniel Lawrence Evans
  • Patent number: 11014738
    Abstract: A molded container assembly includes a pallet, a molded container, and a plurality of connection systems. The pallet supports the molded container thereon and includes stacking alignment structure for stacking the pallet on another molded container assembly. The molded container includes a tank portion, several leg supports, and several buttresses. The tank portion includes several curved sidewalls and a fill opening. The leg supports include lower sections and upper sections that extend above the fill opening for spacing a pallet stacked on top of the molded container above the fill opening. The upper sections include pallet engaging structure for engaging pallets of at least two different types. The buttresses extend between the tank portion and the leg supports. The connection systems include washers that allow for shrinkage and expansion between the molded container and the pallet in a number of directions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: Snyder Industries, LLC
    Inventors: Herbert H. Spann, Darrell A. Oltman, Colin James Suiter
  • Patent number: 11000870
    Abstract: A sample pump device comprising a flexible pouch, a rigid frame, a mechanical pump, an actuator and a rigid, non-flexible stem attachment. A flexible dip tube is specifically not included. The rigid frame houses the mechanical pump and supports the flexible pouch which contains a flowable product, such as perfume. The stem attachment provides a firm surface against which a user can provide counter pressure, as the mechanical pump is being operated. The sample pump device is adapted to withstand the extreme pressures of binding, bundling and distribution operations associated with printed circulars.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: ElC Management LLC
    Inventors: Herve F. Bouix, Christophe Jacob, Francis Corbellini
  • Patent number: 11000983
    Abstract: A plural preform assembly having nested preforms. The preforms are held together by an interference fit. The interference fit is provided by the friction between the preforms which occurs when the inner preform is inserted into the outer preform. At least one preform may have ribs extending radially towards the other preform. The ribs provided concentricity and interference to hold the preforms together during subsequent operations. The preforms may later be blow molded to provide a bag in bottle or similar container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Douglas Bruce Zeik, Matthew Aaron Neumann, Scott Edward Smith
  • Patent number: 10994220
    Abstract: Systems for atmospheric water generation are disclosed. An illustrative system may comprise a first subsystem and a second subsystem. The first subsystem may comprise a first housing, a cooling element, an air intake filter abutting the cooling element, a plurality of ultraviolet LEDs disposed over the air intake filter, a water collector disposed below the cooling element, and a water storage tank coupled to the water collector. The second subsystem may be coupled to the first subsystem by a water tube. The second subsystem may comprise a second housing, a pathogen neutralizing module, a water storage bladder coupled to pathogen neutralizing module, a compressor and platform supporting the water storage bladder, and a tap coupled to the water storage bladder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Inventor: Richard Arthur Mayer
  • Patent number: 10993435
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method and system for freezing a biopharmaceutical fluid which is hold in a disposable container. The method includes the steps of arranging the container on the heat transfer surface area, cooling the heat transfer surface area to cool the bottom surface of the container until freezing and forming a layer of ice or an ice block of biopharmaceutical fluid inside the container; dislodging the ice layer or ice block frozen to the container. The steps of cooling the heat transfer surface area and dislodging the ice layer or ice block are repeated until the container is filled with a matrix of frozen biopharmaceutical fluid and liquid biopharmaceutical fluid, the liquid biopharmaceutical fluid occupying interstitial passages between ice layers or ice blocks of biopharmaceutical fluid. The cooling is then maintained until the freezing of the entire biopharmaceutical fluid held in the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: SARTORIUS STEDIM NORTH AMERICA, INC.
    Inventor: Jonathan Cutting
  • Patent number: 10987610
    Abstract: Systems for atmospheric water generation are disclosed. An illustrative system may comprise a first housing, an air intake filter disposed within the housing and coated with titanium dioxide to neutralize airborne pathogens, a water collector disposed below the cooling element, and a water storage tank coupled to the water collector. The system filters the water with a pathogen neutralizing module configured to receive approximately 12 pounds per square inch (psi) of pressure, wherein 12 psi pressure is configured to removed pathogens from the collected water in closed loop and pressured second subsystem.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Inventor: Richard Arthur Mayer
  • Patent number: 10973997
    Abstract: A nebulizer for nebulizing a liquid from a container is proposed. The nebulizer comprises a liquid pump for withdrawing the liquid in doses from the container and pressurizing the respective doses for nebulization. The nebulizer comprises in addition an air pump for temporarily pressurizing the liquid in the container to help withdrawing the liquid from a collapsible bag in the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: BOEHRINGER INGELHEIM INTERNATIONAL GMBH
    Inventors: Heinrich Kladders, Matthias Hausmann
  • Patent number: 10954022
    Abstract: A double walled container has a container bottom that is blow molded after an intermediate portion of a parison in the vertical direction is sandwiched by a split mold from the horizontal direction; at least a portion of the container bottom is sandwiched by the split mold; the container bottom has a bottom projection on the underside of the container bottom made of the outer layer of a rigid outer layer container and the outer layer of a flexible inner layer container; in the bottom projection, an extended portion of the rigid outer layer container and an extended portion of the flexible inner layer container have protrusions and recesses of different heights in the horizontal direction; and the protrusions and recesses are combined so that the extended portions of the rigid outer layer container and the flexible inner layer container do not shift vertically with respect to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: HEIWA KAGAKU INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuyuki Hatakeyama, Harumasa Hatakeyama
  • Patent number: 10934073
    Abstract: A gusset bag of the present invention includes a pair of flat surface portions, a pair of side surface portions, a content storing portion which is formed of the pair of flat surface portions and the pair of side surface portions and stores contents therein, an upper content non-storing portion which is provided above the content storing portion and stores no contents therein, a mouth portion provided on one of the pair of flat surface portions, a storing portion upper seal portion which is provided above the mouth portion and partitions the content storing portion and the upper content non-storing portion, an upper cut that has a shape in which at least one portion of a periphery of a predetermined region of the upper content non-storing portion on the storing portion upper seal portion side is not cut and another portion of the periphery is cut, and is formed to penetrate the pair of flat surface portions, and a penetrating portion provided in the predetermined region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: HOSOKAWA YOKO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuya Abe, Tomonari Shinohara, Raizo Kuge
  • Patent number: 10926992
    Abstract: An adapter (9) for connecting a removable liquid container (10) to a liquid dispenser (1), said adapter having at a first end thereof a liquid container connector and at a second end thereof a dispenser connector, said liquid container connector having a probe part (12) adapted to pierce an outlet comprising a self-sealing valve or membrane of said removable liquid container (10), said probe part (12) being hollow and having at least one inlet for liquid from said removable liquid container, said dispenser connector being hollow and having at its end remote from said probe part an outlet for liquid from said removable liquid container, wherein the outlet of the dispenser connector is adapted to fit tightly around an existing feed tube of the liquid dispenser (1). The adapter (9) can be part of an adapter assembly, which can optionally comprise a liquid transfer regulating means (11) adapted to cooperate with and regulate liquid transfer through said adapter (9).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: 'R PRODUCTS AB
    Inventor: Christopher Stolk
  • Patent number: 10919680
    Abstract: A beverage container can comprise a container housing for housing an internal liquid container. The container can include first and second shields extending from panel sections of the housing that interlock over the container. The shields can be spaced between a hand hold opening through a top portion of the container housing and the internal liquid container. A gap can be provided between the shields and hand hold opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Packaging Corporation of America
    Inventor: Nicholas A. Philips
  • Patent number: 10888121
    Abstract: A cartridge for an aerosol generating system is provided, including a liquid storage portion including a rigid support portion having a nozzle defining an opening configured to dispense an aerosol-forming substrate and a collapsible portion, attached to the rigid support portion; and a wick disposed in the nozzle, extending across a full cross-section of the opening. An aerosol generating system is also provided, including the cartridge; and a method is provided for forming the cartridge including providing a rigid support portion with a nozzle defining an opening; attaching a collapsible portion to the rigid support portion to form a liquid storage portion; and providing a wick in the nozzle, the wick extending across a full cross-section of the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: Philip Morris Products S.A.
    Inventor: Rui Nuno Batista
  • Patent number: 10882677
    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: October 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Ian Oliver Malott, Joseph Bohache
  • Patent number: 10858178
    Abstract: A flexible tank has an inner tank and at least one end closure with alternating interlaced hollow loops from two separate exterior layers. A nylon rope or similar securing element is passed through the hollow loops to use the exterior layers in an end closure to constrain the inner tank. An end flap may be welded to an exterior layer and positioned between the inner tank and the end closure. The hollow loops may be formed by folding over the exterior layers and cutting out complementary portions so the loops are in an alternating interlaced pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: Odyssey Logistics & Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Roger G Goose, Douglas B Postek
  • Patent number: 10850291
    Abstract: Disclosed is a pump dispenser comprising: a body defining a hollow interior and an opening through which at least a portion of a refill cartridge containing a flowable substance is receivable into the hollow interior; a lid; and a pump for pumping the flowable substance from the refill cartridge when the portion of the refill cartridge is in the hollow interior and the lid closes the opening. The lid comprises a dip tube with a lumen fluidly connected to the pump, the dip tube has a tapered end located in the hollow interior when the lid closes the opening. At least one of the body and the lid has a grip on an exterior surface thereof for aiding relative movement of the body and the lid to access the hollow interior when the lid closes the opening. Also disclosed is a system comprising the pump dispenser and the refill cartridge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventors: Kiat-Cheong Toh, Virgil Calejesan, Andrea Brown
  • Patent number: 10837566
    Abstract: A cap assembly for a container comprises a cap and a body coupled to the cap. The body includes a peripheral wall and a valve seat. The valve seat includes a first side facing the cap and a second side facing away from the cap. A first check valve having an elastic valve body is positioned at the second side of the seat. A second check valve having an elastic valve body is positioned at the first side of the valve seat. When a pressure at the first side of the valve seat exceeds a pressure at the second side of the valve seat by a first predetermined value, the first check valve opens; and when the pressure at the second side exceeds the pressure at the first side by a second predetermined value, the second check valve opens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Sam Li, Charles Qin
  • Patent number: 10822135
    Abstract: A delaminatable container, including: a container body; and a press-fit cap mounted to the container body. The container body is configured to include a storage portion to store contents and a mouth having an opening to discharge the contents from the storage portion, the storage portion and the mouth having an outer layer and an inner layer, and having an inner bag composed of the inner layer to be shrunk with a decrease in the contents, the mouth includes a mouth-side engagement section provided along an outer circumferential surface of the mouth, the cap includes a cap-side engagement section provided along an inner circumferential surface of the cap, the mouth-side engagement section and the cap-side engagement section are configured to be engageable with each other while the cap is mounted to the mouth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: KYORAKU CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shinsuke Taruno, Tetsuaki Eguchi, Tatsuro Aoki
  • Patent number: 10786941
    Abstract: Provided is a method for producing a double-layered container which can be easily produced using molding equipment that is not much different from conventionally used equipment and which comprises: a rigid outer layer container part; and a flexible inner layer container part of which the capacity can be changed inside the rigid outer layer container part, wherein, when a pair of partial molds are brought close to each other in order to be combined to form a split mold, at least parts of the joining faces of the pair of partial molds pinch a small outer diameter portion of a parison so as to form a gap burr, and, when a cap is screwed on, a gap for introducing external air in the interlayer of the double-layered container is formed at the small outer diameter portion from which the gap burr has been removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: HEIWA KAGAKU INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuyuki Hatakeyama, Harumasa Hatakeyama
  • Patent number: 10787300
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a liquid dispensing system includes a bag, a tap, and a box. The bag includes a spout that is configured to permit the bag to be filled with a liquid. The tap is configured to be coupled to the bag. The box is configured to hold the bag. The box includes a back side and a front side opposite the back side. The front side includes an aperture for the tap. At least a portion of the aperture is located below a horizontal center line of the front side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: Smurfit Kappa North America LLC
    Inventors: Pamela Gayle Adams, Charles H. M. Andureu
  • Patent number: 10773945
    Abstract: The present invention provides a container assembly for use with a reusable urn or vessel. The assembly includes a (1) flexible pouch, (2) a fitment connected to the pouch and having a flexible flange and a first fluid passageway therethrough in fluid communication with the chamber, (3) a tubing adapter having a first end connected to the fitment and a second end having a member for connecting to a tubing and a second fluid passageway in fluid communication with the first fluid passageway; and (4) wherein the flexible flange is capable of bending to conform to an interior wall of the urn or vessel to place the second fluid passageway in alignment with an axis of a through hole in the urn or vessel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Corplex Plastics UK Ltd.
    Inventors: Mark A. Smith, Carsten Pfromm