With Casing Or Support Patents (Class 222/105)
  • Patent number: 10689141
    Abstract: A thermoform packaging machine comprising a forming station for thermoforming troughs in a bottom film web adapted to be conveyed in the thermoform packaging machine in a conveying direction, as well as a closing station for closing the troughs with a cover film. The machine further comprises a machine frame that includes a plurality of interconnected vertical members, longitudinal members, cross members, and machine feet. At least one substantially U-shaped or O-shaped portal is rigidly integrated in the machine frame, the portal comprising two columns and a crossbar extending between the two columns and above a conveying plane of the bottom film web transversely to the conveying direction, wherein the portal has a 2-axis robot mounted thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Multivac Sepp Haggenmüller SE & Co. KG
    Inventors: Johannes Mühlschlegel, Martin Drechsler, Elmar Ehrmann
  • Patent number: 10683159
    Abstract: Devices and methods for dispensing a fluidly dispensable material under pressure but without using a gas propellant are presented. In some embodiments an elastic sleeve is utilized to impart pressure to a bag of dispensable material positioned within the sleeve. Pressure so created pressurizes contents of the bag, which can then be dispensed through a valve. Methods for manufacturing various embodiments are presented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: GreenSpense Ltd.
    Inventor: Gadi Har-Shai
  • Patent number: 10676341
    Abstract: A dispensing assembly for a pressure dispense package includes a connector having separate and distinct liquid and extraction conduits, and having a pressurization gas conduit. A liner fitment adapter may include a longitudinal bore to receive a probe portion of a connector defining a liquid extraction conduit, and may include a lateral bore to enable removal of gas. Insertion of a connector into a dispensing assembly simultaneously makes fluidic connections between (a) a gas extraction conduit and a dispensing volume; (b) a liquid extraction conduit and the dispensing volume, and (c) a pressurization gas conduit and a space to be pressurized within a pressure dispense vessel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Entegris, Inc.
    Inventors: Glenn M. Tom, Joseph Patrick Menning, Matthew Kusz, Amy Koland, Donald D. Ware, Richard D. Chism
  • Patent number: 10676336
    Abstract: A beverage supplying device comprising: a touch panel for receiving an operation for selecting a main syrup constituting a main beverage, and a topping syrup added as flavoring to the main beverage; a second syrup solenoid valve for opening and closing a passage for supplying the topping syrup that is stored under pressure in a syrup tank; a second syrup pump for intermittently supplying the topping syrup while the second syrup solenoid valve is open, the second syrup pump being provided to the passage for supplying the topping syrup between the syrup tank and the second syrup solenoid valve; and a nozzle for producing the main beverage by mixing the main syrup with water or carbonated water at a prescribed ratio, and producing a beverage by mixing the topping syrup with the main beverage without diluting the topping syrup.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Atsushi Makino, Akira Goitsuka, Fumihiro Takahashi
  • Patent number: 10674857
    Abstract: A portable, self-contained beverage apparatus includes a container assembly having a known storage capacity for storing a consumable liquid, and a dispensing assembly disposed within the container assembly that dispenses variable, non-zero quantities of additives into the consumable liquid. The dispensing assembly includes multiple apertures structured and arranged to retain vessels containing the additives to be dispensed into the consumable liquid. The beverage apparatus also includes a level sensor disposed within the container assembly that determines a consumable liquid level of the consumable liquid stored in the container assembly. In certain embodiments, one or more positive displacement pumping mechanisms are configured to pump additive liquid from additive containers into a beverage chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: LifeFuels, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Lyons, Jonathon Perrelli, Robert Lawson-Shanks, Abraham Maclean, Connor Bacon, James Christopher Small, Jesse John Horne, Simon Lewis Bilton, Matthew James Edwards, Andrew Gordon Wallace, Maxim D. Wheatley, David J. Wheatley, Todd Metlen
  • Patent number: 10668659
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an integrally blow-moulded bag-in-container (2) and preform (1, 1?) for blow-moulding the bag-in-container. An inner layer (11) and an outer layer (12) are used, 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 (14) 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: January 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Anheuser-Busch InBev S.A.
    Inventors: Sarah Van Hove, Daniel Peirsman, Rudi Verpoorten
  • Patent number: 10654059
    Abstract: A dispensing device affixed to the outside of a flexible container. A top part of the device includes a pump dome, a pump chamber ridge, and pump chamber flange. A bottom part includes a pump chamber, a pump chamber flange, a neck portion, and a dispensing head having an outlet at the end of a dispensing channel. The dispensing channel and the outlet are situated in a portion of the dispensing head that extends below the plane of the neck portion. The top part is sealed to the bottom part creating a channel between the pump chamber and the dispensing side of the dispenser. The device is sealed to the container in two discrete areas, namely the flange of the pump chamber and the bottom of the distal portion of the dispensing head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: 1TOUCH HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventors: Roger J. LaFlamme, Jim Warner
  • Patent number: 10646019
    Abstract: A cosmetic pot having a base including a body, a press bottom attached to the body, a container of variable volume attached to the press bottom and positioned between the body and the press bottom, a system for pressurizing the container configured to compress the container against the press bottom, and a product dispenser arranged on the opposite side of the press bottom to the container, the product dispenser including a stopper, a dispensing head; configured to dispense product to a user and to open or close the stopper, and a resilient return element configured to act on the dispensing head in order to close the stopper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Inventors: Christian Salciarini, Julien Chandelier, Gregory Perbal
  • Patent number: 10610061
    Abstract: A tamper-proof and ligation-resistant apparatus for dispensing a liquid from a liquid container contained within a dispenser. The apparatus includes a back housing, a cover pivotally coupled to the back housing, a liquid cartridge coupled to the back housing, and an actuator coupled to the cover. The apparatus includes plates coupled to the cover and back housing to strength the apparatus or reduce gaps to prevent ligation. The actuator includes a dispensing hole small enough to prevent ligation. A pump nozzle insert compressibly fitted inside the pump nozzle reduces the liquid stream diameter and extends the pump nozzle so that the liquid stream passes through the dispensing hole unimpeded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Archer Manufacturing, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Wertheim, Andrew Wertheim
  • Patent number: 10604310
    Abstract: A discharge container has: a container body and an inner layer body; a discharge cap; and a valve, wherein the discharge cap includes a top wall portion having the discharge port, and a cylindrical side wall portion connected to the top wall portion, and an annular second seal portion and a second engagement portion are provided at an inner peripheral surface of the side wall portion, the second seal portion abutting against a first seal portion of the mouth portion located below the outside air introduction hole on a whole circumference, and the second engagement portion undercut-engaging with a first engagement portion located at an outer peripheral surface of the mouth portion above the first seal portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Inventors: Shintaro Kutsuzawa, Keisuke Miyairi, Takayuki Honda
  • Patent number: 10603451
    Abstract: A container for holding, dispensing and/or storing a preferably liquid medicament preparation is proposed, which comprises an inner space for the medicament preparation and an at least partially multi-layered wall structure defining the inner space, the wall structure comprising a first layer with a first through-opening of less than 40 ?m. Alternatively or additionally, the wall structure comprises a second and third layer, a second through-opening being provided in the second layer and the third layer covering or closing off the wall structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Inventors: Holger Reinecke, Benjamin Franzmann, Marcus Rainer Rahmel, Michael Aven, Stefen Schuy, Andree Jung
  • Patent number: 10597211
    Abstract: An apparatus (10) receives an at least partially flexible vessel (14) adapted for receiving a fluid. The apparatus (10) may include an overpack (12) and a partition (16) removably positioned in an interior of the overpack (12). The partition (16) may extend generally transverse to a sidewall (12b) and generally aligned with a floor (12c) of the overpack (12) to form a compartment for receiving the vessel (14). The partition (16) may also form part of a carrier (17) for the vessel (14). A filling station for filling containers (10) is also disclosed, as are related methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Inventor: Yvan Corten
  • Patent number: 10569950
    Abstract: A package for storing or preparing food or other products includes a flexible pouch within which the product can be sealed, and a box? or other container sized to hold the pouch. To seal the product in the pouch, the pouch includes a peelable seal that seals a portion of a first thermoplastic film to a portion of a second thermoplastic film, such films optionally forming walls of the pouch. The package, including the container and the pouch, is configured for beating the sealed product m ? a microwave oven, in a heated state, pressure inside the pouch increases to expand the pouch, and the container constrains or limits expansion of the pouch in some places but not at an expansion region of the container. A portion of the peelable seal is proximate such region, producing a separation in such peelable sea! portion such that the pouch self-vents through the separation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Bemis Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter M. Chen, Jay D. Hodson, Jordan R. Tracy, Otacilio T. Berbert, Donald C. Schnabel
  • Patent number: 10569929
    Abstract: A container (1) for liquid is described, comprising a base (2), a lid (3), a jacket (4) and an inner bag (5). The jacket extends (4) between the base (2) and the lid (3), defining with them a closed inner volume. The inner bag (5) is interchangeably positioned in the inner volume and can be filled with a liquid. In the filled configuration, the inner bag (5) holds upright the container; in the emptied configuration the inner (5) bag is bent on itself and the container is collapsed with the lid (3) close to the base (2) or in abutment thereon. The jacket (4) is a tubular member made of a laminar material that can be bent on itself like a textile, for example a band that can be bent like bellows. This feature allows switching easily from the upright configuration to the collapsed or bent one, without the need—as in solutions of the known art—to overturn rigid parts, disassemble envelopes or guide the rings defining the metal meshes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Inventor: Giovanni Colla
  • Patent number: 10562652
    Abstract: Described herein are a packaged food product and methods of making and using the packaged food product. In some embodiments, the packaged food product comprises a spouted sachet or packet containing one or more flowable food products, such as ketchup or other condiments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: H.J. Heinz Company Brands LLC
    Inventors: Callie Gross-Johnston, Lauren Chard, William Burns
  • Patent number: 10562064
    Abstract: A head plate device is disclosed for a cartridge arrangement for a dispensing apparatus for dispensing at least two flowable components. The head plate device includes at least two separate outlet openings for respectively dispensing the at least two flowable components, and at least two separate inlet passages of the head plate device through which the at least two flowable components can be introduced and flowed through separately from one another. A corresponding storage container device, a cartridge arrangement, and a dispensing apparatus combining a head plate device and a storage container device with a mixer device are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Inventors: Richard Lavelanet, Andreas Hiemer
  • Patent number: 10537914
    Abstract: The invention relates to a metering device (100) for metering, in a manually-controlled manner, a light-curing material present in said metering device (100), the device comprising at least one reservoir (1) which can be deformed at least in some sections thereof and in which said light-curing material is contained, as well as a metering arrangement (3) for applying the light-curing material. The invention also relates to a kit and a method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Inventor: Thomas Offermann
  • Patent number: 10532375
    Abstract: A discharge device can be used in a film package for storage of a one-component or multicomponent mass. The discharge device includes at least one receptacle for insertion of a film bag of the film package, and at least one piston disposed displaceably in the receptacle for discharging the mass from the film bag. The piston has a receiving groove for an accumulated film section of the at least partly emptied film bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: Hilti Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Wolfgang Ludwig, Matthias Wolf, Friedemann Setzer
  • Patent number: 10532877
    Abstract: An interlocking vessel includes a cylindrical container secured inside an insulated receiving component by reciprocal screw threads. The cylindrical container has a first screw thread with a plurality of turns for engagement with a cap and a second screw thread with a plurality of turns along the exterior of the body extending downward from a top portion of the body to the bottom of the cylindrical container. The insulated receiving component has a reciprocal screw thread along the interior of the body for engagement with the cylindrical container. In one embodiment, turning the cylindrical container in a downward clockwise motion engages the reciprocal screw threads, thus securing the cylindrical container in the insulated receiving component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: Footbottles, LLC
    Inventors: Travis Elliot Price, Joshua Lampert
  • Patent number: 10525500
    Abstract: A cartridge for a medium to be dispensed is disclosed. The cartridge includes a head part having a dispensing outlet, and a film forming a cartridge wall. The film bounds a cartridge chamber for the medium to be dispensed, and extends at least partially in a longitudinal direction of the cartridge. The film has a front end that is connected to the head part. The is a multilayer film having at least two layers formed from different materials. The front end of the film is sealingly and non-releasably embedded in the head part of the cartridge, such that an end face of the front end of the film is covered by the head part. A method of manufacturing a cartridge having a head part using a mold is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Nordson Corporation
    Inventor: Charles M. Frey
  • Patent number: 10518279
    Abstract: A refillable container including an outer container (3), a lid member (4), an inner container (5), and a pump (6). The outer container has an opening formed in an upper part thereof, and the lid member is configured to close the opening of the outer container. The inner container is made of paper, configured to store the liquid content therein, and replaceably accommodated in the outer container. The pump is configured to pump up the liquid content in the inner container stored in the outer container and to dispense the liquid content outside of the refillable container. When the opening of the outer container is closed by the lid member, a suction tube (15) of the pump, which is arranged below the lid member, is inserted from a suction port (8), which is formed in an upper surface of the inner container, into the inner container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Inventors: Hideki Okude, Takaharu Noda, Satoshi Tsuda, Masatsugu Kato, Eiji Kusano, Satomi Morinaga, Tatsuya Horikoshi, Tadahira Yaguchi
  • Patent number: 10493479
    Abstract: An eco-friendly pumping device includes a press pumping unit, a bottle, and a replaceable soft bag disposed in the bottle. An opening part of the replaceable soft bag is directly connected to the press pumping unit. The interior of the replaceable soft bag forms a closed space and a negative pressure state simultaneously when operating the press pumping unit because of vacuum effect. A shape and an inner volume of the flexible bag body are squeezed automatically by external air pressure outside because of vacuum effect as the time of use and amount of use increase. The replaceable soft bag can be directly wedged to the press pumping unit to replace an empty one, so that the fluid material in the replaceable soft bag does not need to be poured and transferred into the bottle, and the fluid material does not contact with hands.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Inventor: Wei-Lun Huang
  • Patent number: 10494132
    Abstract: A delaminatable container is provided that is excellent in all of squeezability, drop breaking resistance, and non-transmittance of water vapor. The present invention provides a delaminatable container, comprising a container body having an outer shell and an inner bag, the inner bag to be shrunk with a decrease in contents, wherein the inner bag is composed of an inner layer including a mixed resin layer formed of a mixed resin containing a cycloolefin polymer and a styrene-based thermoplastic elastomer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: KYORAKU CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kentaro Uchihashi, Tetsuaki Eguchi, Shinsuke Taruno
  • Patent number: 10486187
    Abstract: A cartridge for a medium to be dispensed is disclosed. The cartridge includes a head part having a dispensing outlet, and a film forming a cartridge wall. The film bounds a cartridge chamber for the medium to be dispensed, and extends at least partially in a longitudinal direction of the cartridge. The film has a front end that is connected to the head part. The is a multilayer film having at least two layers formed from different materials. The front end of the film is sealingly and non-releasably embedded in the head part of the cartridge, such that an end face of the front end of the film is covered by the head part. A method of manufacturing a cartridge having a head part using a mold is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Nordson Corporation
    Inventor: Charles M. Frey
  • Patent number: 10479671
    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 integrally positioned at or fixedly attached to the bladder base and formed with a flow path for liquid out of the bladder 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 spout is removably attached via first threads to the bladder lock-nut to connect the spout to the bladder and a bladder flange positioned between the spout and the bladder gasket facilitates connecting the bladder and spout to the bottle top.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Inventor: Daniel W. Aiello
  • Patent number: 10479672
    Abstract: A delivering device (12) of liquids contained in water crocks is described, equipped with a system or kit (1) for replacing the water crocks with vessels of the “Bag-In-Box” BIB (14) type for their delivery, such system or kit (1) being adapted to perform the placement and connection of the BIB vessels (14) on the delivering device (12), and comprising: a main body (4, 17, 18); a plate (3, 16) adapted to place thereon at least one BIB vessel (14); a connector (10) and adapted to be connected with a delivering tap of a BIB vessel (14); a plug (8) adapted to be connected to a PIN (13) of the delivering device (12); a connecting tube (4.1, 17.1, 18.1) placed in the main body (4, 17, 18) and connected to the flexible hose (9) for communicating the BIB vessel (14) with the delivering device (12); and a check valve assembly (6, 7) for preventing liquid from re¬entering into the main body (4, 17, 18).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: VITOP MOULDING S.R.L.
    Inventor: Diego Nini
  • Patent number: 10478716
    Abstract: A bottle puzzle used as a training or learning tool for children and adults with cognitive disabilities has puzzle pieces with uniquely shaped concave and convex walls, with only one wall in one puzzle piece matching another wall in a different puzzle piece. Each puzzle piece is a fully contained compartment capable of holding and dispensing beverages. When puzzles are put together, they form a normal bottle that can be filled with beverages contained in the puzzle pieces. A mixing chamber allows consuming several beverages contained in the puzzle pieces simultaneously.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Inventor: Henry E. Solowiej
  • Patent number: 10472225
    Abstract: A beverage containment assembly may include a disposable liner assembly for dispensing fluids with a vessel. The liner assembly may comprise a flexible liner configured for the vessel, a flexible tube; and a cuff having an interlock surface. The cuff may be received in at least a portion of the tube thereby securing the liner and the tube. The interlock surface may be configured to provide a seal between at least the cuff and the liner. A method of manufacturing same is further provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Plascon Packaging, Inc.
    Inventors: David E. Peterson, Matthew P. Klein
  • Patent number: 10434528
    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 to be dispensed and extends at least 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, wherein 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. The film is attached to the inner circumferential surface of the head part at a contact surface that is different from the outer surface of the film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: SULZER MIXPAC AG
    Inventors: Philipp Seiler, Tobias Bodenmüller
  • Patent number: 10434692
    Abstract: A mold for in-mold foam molding of polyolefin-based resin that prevents the occurrence of burrs at the time of molding to control productivity reduction and labor cost rising caused by burr trimming. A mold is configured to mold an insert member including an embedded part to be embedded into a foaming molded body formed from a polyolefin-based resin and a protrusion part protruding from the foaming molded body integrally with the foaming molded body. The mold is provided with an accommodation concave part capable of accommodating the protrusion part and an opening/closing part capable of opening and closing a cavity-side opening in conjunction with insertion and extraction of the protrusion part into and from the accommodation concave part such that, while the protrusion part is inserted into the accommodation concave part, and the cavity-side opening is closed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Inventors: Masahiko Sameshima, Yuki Tobimatsu
  • Patent number: 10433529
    Abstract: Devices and methods are disclosed for the containment and culture of worms, and the preparation of composts, vermicomposts, and castings from organic and inorganic wastes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Inventor: Kenneth D. Hughes
  • Patent number: 10398590
    Abstract: Systems and methods for managing patient temperature are disclosed. Temperature management systems that are suitable for an out-of-hospital setting are disclosed. Temperature management systems having a low power requirement are disclosed. Temperature management systems that include a disposable, single-use reservoir are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Inventors: Erik Kulstad, Robin Drassler, Patrick Shanley, Melissa Naiman, Michael C. Garrett, Frank E. Garrett, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10358333
    Abstract: An integrated alcoholic beverage fresh-keeping barrel system, comprising a housing, and an inner container, wherein the inner container is divided into two layers, and comprises a gas storage tank located at the upper layer for storing gas and an alcoholic beverage barrel located at the lower layer for storing a liquid beverage; the gas storage tank and the alcoholic beverage barrel are coaxially arranged one above the other; a gas channel that can be opened and closed is provided between the gas storage tank and the alcoholic beverage barrel; the alcoholic beverage barrel is provided with a liquid outlet end and an outflow liquid channel for opening and closing the liquid outlet end; a control system is provided above the gas storage tank; the control system controls the opening and closing of the gas channel, and performs linkage control on the opening and closing of the outflow liquid channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Ningbo Major Draft Beer Equipment Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Bangcai Luo
  • Patent number: 10357789
    Abstract: A receptacle to be fitted to a spraying tool includes an outer container, a contractible supple container housed within the outer container and containing a liquid component to be sprayed, and a removable closure member provided at the upper part of the outer container. The base of the supple container includes a locking member that is intended to protrude downwards from the underside of said base, through a through-hole provided within the base of the outer container. The receptacle also includes an immobilizing device in order to releasably lock the locking member, through said through-hole, such as to immobilize the supple container within the base of the outer container. The supple container may include at least one secondary removable container containing a product to be mixed with the liquid product contained within the supple container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Inventors: Michel Camilleri, Joseph Guarino
  • Patent number: 10357800
    Abstract: A method of texturing a wall or ceiling with non-acoustical joint compound by providing a collapsible bag having an opening at its top and is adapted to contain non-acoustical joint compound for forming a textured coating on the wall or ceiling and providing a spray nozzle having a low pressure input port, a joint compound suction port attached to the opening at the top of the collapsible bag, and an output port for spraying the non-acoustical joint compound. A low pressure stream of air from an air gun attached to the low pressure input port urges a small quantity of the non-acoustical joint compound to be sprayed out of the spray nozzle when the bottom of the collapsible disposable bag is raised above its top to either allow or force the joint compound to flow into the suction port and into the interior of the spray nozzle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: EZ-PRO TEXTURE INC.
    Inventor: Steven Robert Lehr
  • Patent number: 10351328
    Abstract: A fluid cartridge system and method of removing a closure assembly from a first cartridge and a second cartridge includes a first cartridge body and a second cartridge body. A neck projects from the first cartridge body with a first outlet of the first cartridge and a second outlet of the second cartridge. A first closure having a first plug is received within the first outlet and includes a first closure coupling element. In addition, a second closure having a second plug is received within the second outlet and includes a second closure coupling element. The first closure coupling element is configured to interlock with the second closure coupling element such that securing the first cartridge body against the second cartridge body also connects the first closure to the second closure. As such, the first and second closures form the closure assembly for being collectively removed by an operator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Nordson Corporation
    Inventors: Crispin B. Dean, Robert W. Springhorn
  • Patent number: 10343884
    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, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    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: 10308032
    Abstract: Provided is a cartridge that improves the effect of agitating ink. The cartridge is mounted to a liquid jetting apparatus that includes an air supply apparatus and a liquid jetting unit, and includes a liquid container that contains liquid, a case that includes the liquid container, and an air bag that is positioned between an internal wall of the case and the liquid container, and contacts with the liquid container in a state of being expanded upon being supplied with air. The air bag includes a first bag and a second bag that is positioned above the first bag. The air bag and the liquid container are aligned in a first direction intersecting an up-down direction. when viewed in the first direction, the first bag is arranged to overlap a lower part of the center in the up-down direction of the liquid container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Koizumi, Hitoshi Matsumoto, Masahisa Nawano
  • Patent number: 10301103
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a dispenser for pressurized material. In an embodiment, the dispenser for pressurized material includes a container half having an exposed edge and a closure member at the exposed edge. The container half has a cup half in an interior top portion. The dispenser includes a reciprocal container half having a reciprocal exposed edge and a reciprocal closure member at the reciprocal exposed edge. The reciprocal container half has a reciprocal cup half in an interior top portion. The closure member and the reciprocal closure member matingly engage along the exposed edges to attach the container half to the reciprocal container half and form a container. The dispenser includes a sleeve bag on valve (SBoV) assembly in an interior of the container. The SBoV assembly includes a valve seat. The cup and the reciprocal cup support the valve seat to secure the SBoV assembly in the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Peter J. Schulz, Marc S. Black, Matthew J. Turpin, Jeffrey E. Bonekamp, Todd A. Hogan
  • Patent number: 10293355
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for dispensing viscous or pasty ingredients (12), which are packaged in an aseptic manner, from a tubular bag (1), which is closed prior to the first use, by means of a disposable pump (4) attached to the bag. The disposable pump (4) has an inlet (5) with a cutting element (6), and a nozzle (2) with a flange (3) is welded onto the tubular bag (1). The disposable pump (4) is rotated relative to the nozzle (2), and the tubular bag (1) is thereby cut open. A valve (9) is arranged in the region of the outlet opening of an outlet tube (8) of the pump, and the disposable pump (4) is operated after the initial opening process until a freely selectable volume has exited the closing valve. The disposable pump (4) is then operated in the opposite rotational direction in order to suction ingredients (12) present on or in the region of the valve (9) back into the outlet tube (8). In the process, the valve (9) reaches or remains in the closed valve state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventor: Dan Barron
  • Patent number: 10286369
    Abstract: A storage and mixing system for pasty two-component polymethyl methacrylate bone cements comprises a tubular cartridge with a cylindrical interior, a cartridge head that closes one end of the tubular cartridge, a partition wall axially disposed in the cylindrical interior and dividing the cylindrical interior into two spatially separate cavities, the first cavity including a first pasty cement component and the second cavity including a second pasty cement component, two delivery plungers disposed movably in the two cavities and connected via a connecting means, wherein a wedge or cone having a cutting edge on the front side thereof facing the cartridge head is disposed on the connecting means, such that said cutting edge cuts open the partition wall when the delivery pistons are advanced towards the cartridge head and the wedge or cone presses the cut open parts of the partition wall towards the inner wall of the cartridge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Inventors: Sebastian Vogt, Thomas Kluge
  • Patent number: 10265715
    Abstract: A bottle comprises a container surmounted by a neck and an outer structural wall, having a membrane arranged on the inner surface to form a flexible pocket for containing product. A dispensing member intended to be mounted in the neck to be in communication with the container to be supplied with product. The member provided with a lower sealing crown arranged to be able to slide into the neck during mounting of said member, making it possible for excess air and product to be evacuated into an upper dead volume. The neck comprising a base having a narrow portion of which the inner dimension is such that, after the dispensing member is mounted, the lower crown comes into sealing interference on the portion of the membrane arranged in the region of said narrow portion so as to create a seal between the inside of said container and the dead volume.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: ALBEA LE TREPORT
    Inventor: Richard Bloc
  • Patent number: 10259645
    Abstract: A device for dispensing fluid from a fluid container, the device capable of being set to different discrete and repeatable/equal dispensing amounts, depending on the amount of fluid required to be dispensed by the user for various applications and uses. The device may also be set to an “off” or “closed” position to prevent accidental dispensing of fluid when not in use. The device is preferably configured to be affixed to the outer surface of a fluid container, which fluid container is preferably a flexible bag or pouch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Inventors: Roger J. LaFlamme, Jim Warner
  • Patent number: 10227164
    Abstract: The invention relates to a rigid shell (10) for a flexible tube (12), which comprises: a body (20) having a longitudinal main orientation, which is made up of an upper wall (26), a lower wall (28) located opposite and separated from the upper longitudinal wall (26), and two side walls (30) connecting the upper wall (26) and the lower wall (28), a rigid head (22) located at a front longitudinal end of the body (20) which includes a central opening (32), the shell being made in a single piece from a rigid material, the rear longitudinal end of each side wall having a boss which projects towards the inside from the inner surface of the side wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Inventor: Karine Courtin
  • Patent number: 10227227
    Abstract: A beverage containment assembly may include a disposable liner assembly for dispensing fluids with a vessel. The liner assembly may comprise a flexible liner configured for the vessel, a flexible tube; and a cuff having an interlock surface. The cuff may be received in at least a portion of the tube thereby securing the liner and the tube. The interlock surface may be configured to provide a seal between at least the cuff and the liner. A method of manufacturing same is further provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Plascon Group
    Inventors: David E. Peterson, Matthew P. Klein
  • Patent number: 10206484
    Abstract: A product dispenser is provided that includes a container within a shell, and a pump and insert for dispensing the product. A spring biases the container and pump away from the tip of the shell. The bottom of the container is pushed up relative to the shell to activate the pump, thereby dispensing the product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Inventors: Jeremy Wilson, Armando Villarreal, Denis Maurin
  • Patent number: 10195624
    Abstract: A fluid dispenser assembly including a fluid dispenser having a reservoir forming a bottom wall. The dispenser assembly further includes a casing that surrounds the fluid dispenser at least in part, and that defines an insertion and extraction opening through which the fluid dispenser is insertable by sliding. The casing includes a blocker mechanism for blocking the dispenser in the casing, and an unblocker mechanism for de-activating the blocker mechanism so as to be able to extract the fluid dispenser from the casing by sliding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Inventors: Eric Bertrand, Fabrice Perignon, Thomas Reichle
  • Patent number: 10188241
    Abstract: A dispenser assembly for dispensing a product is provided herein. The dispenser assembly includes a bottle configured to store the product, the bottle including a back wall. The back wall includes a substantially flat surface, and an angled surface extending outwards from the flat surface. The dispenser assembly further includes a battery holder including a housing, and a plurality of batteries contained in the housing, wherein the battery holder is positioned adjacent the flat surface of back wall of the bottle and below the angled surface of the back wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Vi-Jon, Inc.
    Inventors: Donna M. Santoro, Andy Lee Kirkpatrick, Kacey James Kreuter, Stephen John Kocis, Anthony Toribio, William J. Peek
  • Patent number: 10173801
    Abstract: Disclosed is a polygonal shaped container 101. The polygonal shaped container 101 may comprise a top surface 105 a bottom surface 205 and a plurality of side walls 206. Each edge (201, 203) connecting two side walls of the polygonal shaped container 101 may be filled with additional reinforcement material. The additional reinforcement material along with the polygonal shape of the polygonal-shaped container 101 may facilitate in enhancing compressive strength of the polygonal-shaped container 101. One of the side walls 206 may further comprise a discharge valve 202 fixed entirely within a cavity 204 formed on a lower surface of said one of the side walls 206 such that lowest level of a fluid, contained in the polygonal-shaped container 101, may be discharged from the discharge valve 202. The polygonal-shaped container 101 may be capable of being rolled for portability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Genex Science and Technologies Pvt. Ltd.
    Inventor: Anil Jain
  • Patent number: 10152014
    Abstract: A cleaning apparatus which cleans an image carrier that has an elastic layer after a toner image formed on the image carrier is transferred onto a transfer object, the cleaning apparatus including: a cleaning blade which contacts the image carrier and removes a residue attached to the image carrier; a change section which changes a cleaning condition of cleaning by the cleaning blade; and a hardware processor which controls the change section to change the cleaning condition in accordance with deterioration of the image carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventor: Takashi Kawanago