With Casing Or Support Patents (Class 222/105)
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 10773433
    Abstract: A cartridge for a medium to be dispensed includes a head part having a dispensing outlet and a film forming a cartridge wall, with the film surrounding a cartridge chamber for the medium to be dispensed, extending at least partially (along an axial extension) in a longitudinal direction of the cartridge and having a front end being connected to the head part. The film is preferably a multilayer film having at least two layers formed from different materials, and the front end of the film is sealingly and non-releasably embedded in the head part of the cartridge, so that an end face of the front end of the film is covered, in particular completely covered, by the head part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: SULZER MIXPAC AG
    Inventors: Tobias Bodenmüller, Richard Lavelanet, Victor Clemens
  • 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
  • Patent number: 10752485
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a cleaning module-integrated beverage dispensing head, capable of selectively providing a cleaning function in addition to a conventional beverage dispensing function. A cleaning module-integrated beverage dispensing head includes a gas distributor (200) outputting a gas flowed in, and a pulse generator (100) receiving a supply of the gas supplied via a hose (300). The gas distributor (200) includes a first gas outlet (220) discharging the gas to the pulse generator (100), a second gas outlet (230) discharging the gas to a container (C) for storing liquid, an internal structure (200a) that is rotatable, and an external structure (200b) that is coupled to the internal structure (200a), to control rotation of the internal structure (200a). Whether or not to supply the gas to the pulse generator (100) through the first gas outlet (220) is determined according to whether or not the internal structure (200a) rotates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: INTELLECTUAL DISCOVERY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Jong-ha Park
  • Patent number: 10716436
    Abstract: A fluid dispenser includes a dispensation conduit and a refill conduit. A refill system includes a refill reservoir and a refill distribution conduit. The refill distribution conduit is configured for selective fluid coupling with the refill conduit to facilitate refilling of the fluid dispenser.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: GOJO Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Nick E. Ciavarella, Scott T. Proper, Chin P. Richards, Eric M. Chalko, Aaron D. Marshall, Scott E. Urban, Christopher S. Welsh, Paul R. Metcalfe
  • Patent number: 10717567
    Abstract: A discharge container including: a container body having an outer layer body with an outside air introduction hole and an inner layer body held inside of the outer layer body and configured to be deformable to undergo volume reduction; an inner plug having a partition wall covering an opening of a mouth and a sealing tube protruded from an undersurface of the partition wall and in abutment with an inner periphery of the mouth; a discharge cap having a discharge port from which contents are discharged and attached to the mouth to surround the inner plug from outside; and a valve body disposed between the inner plug and the discharge cap and configured to open/close an outflow hole provided in the partition wall, wherein the inner plug or the discharge cap has a deformation suppressing portion in abutment with an outer periphery of a upper end of the mouth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: YOSHINO KOGYOSHO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Satoshi Sakamoto, Katsuhito Kuwahara
  • Patent number: 10703556
    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 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: 1Touch Holdings, Inc
    Inventors: Roger J. LaFlamme, Jim Warner
  • 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: 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: 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: 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
    Assignee: CHANEL PARFUMS BEAUTE
    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
    Assignee: YOSHINO KOGYOSHO CO., LTD.
    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
    Assignee: BOEHRINGER INGELHEIM VETMEDICA GMBH
    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
    Assignee: PALL LIFE SCIENCES BELGIUM BVBA
    Inventor: Yvan Corten
  • 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
    Assignee: CONTAINEREVOLUTION S.R.L.
    Inventor: Giovanni Colla
  • 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: 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
    Assignee: SIKA TECHNOLOGY AG
    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
    Assignee: LASER BONDING TECH INC.
    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
    Assignee: NIPPON PAPER INDUSTRIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hideki Okude, Takaharu Noda, Satoshi Tsuda, Masatsugu Kato, Eiji Kusano, Satomi Morinaga, Tatsuya Horikoshi, Tadahira Yaguchi
  • 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