Single, Operable On Material From All Sources Patents (Class 222/136)
  • Patent number: 10676339
    Abstract: A method of determining a sold-out state of a beverage dispenser is provided. The method includes providing a beverage dispenser including a pump having a gas exhaust port, a dispensing valve, and a sensor disposed on the pump gas exhaust port. The method may include activating the beverage dispenser to dispense a beverage through the dispensing valve and during the activating, sensing a gas exhaust pattern of the pump. The method may also include generating a signal based on the sensed gas exhaust pattern and determining whether the beverage dispenser is in a normal-pour state or a sold-out state. The method may also include providing feedback about the sold-out state to a user interface of the beverage dispenser.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: PepsiCo, Inc.
    Inventors: Sam Karol, Robert W. Balstad, Anthony Romano, Alberto Pravato, Alessandro Roncato
  • Patent number: 10617263
    Abstract: Operating a hand cleaner dispenser for dispensing a cleaning liquid from a reservoir onto a person's hands in a cycle of operation wherein, during a first time interval during the cycle dispensing the liquid onto the hand as a spray, and during a second time interval during the cycle dispensing the liquid onto the hand as a liquid stream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: OP-Hygiene IP GmbH
    Inventors: Heiner Ophardt, Andrew Jones, Zhenchun Shi
  • Patent number: 10609939
    Abstract: A device from draining coconut water from a coconut has a handle. A tubular member extends down from the handle. A plurality of teeth extends down from a distal end of the tubular member. An end cap member is positioned over the distal end of the tubular member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: MONARCH MEDIA, LLC
    Inventors: Lou Harding, Vincent Zaldivar, Brian Redlus
  • Patent number: 10556738
    Abstract: A two aerosol can injection system has a first aerosol can containing product and propellant; a second aerosol can containing activator or hardener; and a connector connected at a first end to the first aerosol can and at a second end to the second aerosol can. The connector has a first internal thread valve connected to the first aerosol can, and a second internal thread valve connected to the second aerosol can.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: Pro Form Products Ltd.
    Inventor: James H. Speck
  • Patent number: 10543467
    Abstract: A mixing applicator for mixing a fluid substance with a solid substance to obtain a resulting substance having a desired consistency, comprises: two valves slidably displaceable within a hollow elongated barrel and sequentially arranged along a longitudinal axis, the valves having a third cross-sectional shape being complementary to a first cross sectional shape, thereby providing fluid-tight engagement within the first cross-sectional shape, the third cross-sectional shape being mismatched with a second cross-sectional shape to form a mismatch zone along a length of a chamber, the mismatch zone allowing fluid flow around the valves, thereby to allow the two valves to effect mixing of the fluid substance with the solid substance and subsequently to remove excess fluid to obtain the resulting substance having the desired consistency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: Augma Biomaterials Ltd.
    Inventor: Amos Yahav
  • Patent number: 10441964
    Abstract: A device for dispensing fluid products includes one or more containers, each storing one fluid product, a unique pump provided with a dosage chamber enclosing a dose of mixture of the fluid products, and including an actuating member, and a manifold associating the pump to the containers for dispensing the fluid products. The manifold includes one or more hollow tubes each extending into a container and forming a channel for the flow of the fluid product from the container towards the pump. As well, the tubes of the manifold are rigid and at least one tube of the manifold includes means for regulating the volumetric ratio of the fluid product flow, these regulating means being integrated inside the rigid tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: ALBEA SERVICES
    Inventor: Christopher Scherer
  • Patent number: 10376908
    Abstract: A system of a special volume control manifold, containment case and changeable multi-pack solution containers for carpet cleaning and other solution needs. It is portable and relates commercial-grade mixers and a hand-carried spray wand that connects directly to a pressure system having a diluent such as water. The additives are controlled at a manifold header for precise dispersal to the sprayer wand and nozzle. The proportional flow system is made of the control manifold, a hose to each of the solution containers, a control valve for each solution container, a wand with a control valve, nozzle and means to connect an mixed solution hose, and the mixed solution hose between the wand and the manifold. This configuration facilitates the system attachment to a pressured diluent and additive solution containers to provide controlled mixing of the diluent and additive solution which is then transferred to the sprayer wand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Inventors: Chris Davey, Laura Davey
  • Patent number: 10287088
    Abstract: An improved mounting cup and valve assembly combination for an aerosol container. The combination comprises a mounting cup which has a pedestal portion and a perimeter curl, a valve stem which has a product outlet and at least one radial orifice formed therein which communicates with the product outlet, an open ended valve body defining an interior chamber, the valve body has a dip tube coupling adjacent a partially closed base thereof, and the dip tube coupling facilitates conveying product to be dispensed into the interior chamber of the valve body, and a gasket is sandwiched between the mounting cup and the valve body. The base of the valve body forms a first seat while a surface of the valve stem, facing toward the dip tube coupling, forms a second seat. A rubber compressible member is captively retained between the first and the second seats.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Summit Packaging Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel E. Davideit, Elizabeth A. Green
  • Patent number: 10245605
    Abstract: A liquid container includes a casing, at least two inner bottles for containing liquids, at least one pumping unit, a turnable selecting mechanism, and a top cover. The inner bottles are received in the casing and covered by the top cover. The selecting mechanism is operated to select one of the inner bottles to be pumped, and then the pumping unit is operated to pump out the liquid contained in the selected inner bottle through an outlet located on the top cover. Not only weight and volume for carrying these liquids can be decreased, but also convenience for accessing these liquids is improved by using the aforesaid liquid container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Inventor: Hsin Yu Hou
  • Patent number: 10239436
    Abstract: An apparatus and process for delivering proppant to a well site has a trailer with a bed thereon and at least one track of rollers extending in parallel relationship to the longitudinal axis of the trailer. The track of rollers extend substantially for an entire length of the bed of the trailer. At least one proppant container is translatably positioned on the track of rollers. The proppant container is movable along the array of rollers from one end of the bed to an opposite end of the bed. A bin can be removably positioned below the bed of the trailer in a position rearward of the front end of the trailer and forward of a rear end of the trailer so as to allow the proppant container to discharge into the bin. A conveyor is cooperative with the bin so as to move proppant from the bin to a location at the well site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: OREN TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventor: Joshua Oren
  • Patent number: 10240144
    Abstract: A reagent delivery method includes placing a reagent delivery column including a plurality of reagent storage elements therein in a centrifugal device, coupling a breaching element to the housing, and rotating the centrifugal device to force the reagent storage elements toward the breaching element, breaching of the reagent storage elements releasing reagent therein and communicating the same to an external environment. A reagent delivery system includes a column having a housing, a plurality of reagent storage element sheets positioned in the housing or forming a stack, a plurality of breaching elements, and a microplate having a plurality of wells, the microplate coupled to the housing where each well corresponds or aligns with a breaching element and a reagent storage element. The system can be rotated in a centrifugal device to force the reagent storage element stacks toward the breaching elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Inventor: Kianoosh Peyvan
  • Patent number: 10092142
    Abstract: A foam soap dispenser includes a motor, stirring unit, pump and container, where the motor is combined with and linked to the stirring unit and pump; an output tube is configured on the front end of the stirring unit; the pump has an elastic sleeve body, first and second tubes, where the second tube is in communication with the container inside which soap liquid is filled. The motor drives the stirring unit and pump to operate simultaneously after the motor is started, an elastic sleeve body of the pump is operated by the motor to contract and expand, allowing the second tube to extract the soap liquid from the container to the pump, and the soap liquid is then delivered to the stirring unit through the first tube. Finally, the rotation of the stirring gears allows the soap liquid to become foam, which is output through the output tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: GUANGZHOU FANER AROMA PRODUCT CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hsu-Hui Chang
  • Patent number: 10092700
    Abstract: A medicament delivery device for a disposable container having at least one chamber for a liquid medicament encapsulated in the container by at least one movable plunger. The medicament delivery device is elongated along a longitudinal axis (A), has proximal and distal ends, and includes a housing with proximal housing section configured for accommodating the disposable container and a distal housing section; a plunger rod configured for contacting the movable plunger; and a drive mechanism arranged in the distal housing section for applying, when the medicament delivery device is activated, a force on the movable plunger in a proximal direction via the plunger rod. The plunger rod includes an outer periphery having at least two axially separated recesses or cut-out portions for retaining liquid medicament that leaks along the plunger rod toward the drive mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Carebay Europe Ltd
    Inventor: Jonas Norebring
  • Patent number: 10046346
    Abstract: A dispenser includes a housing, a cartridge, and a pump assembly. The housing has a first liquid disposed therein, and the cartridge has a second liquid disposed therein. The pump assembly includes a tube. The first liquid is drawn from the housing into the tube through a first inlet in the tube when the pump assembly is actuated, and the second liquid is drawn from the cartridge into the tube through a second inlet in the tube when the pump assembly is actuated. The first and second liquids are combined within the tube to form a mixture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventors: Joseph R. Knorr, Michael Amoafo
  • Patent number: 10016772
    Abstract: The present disclosure includes a spray bottle assembly (100) which provides separate compartments for containing two or more constituents of a formulation, thereby, preventing premixing of the constituents before the first use, hence, increasing shelf life in a hassle-free way. The spray bottle assembly (100) comprises a spray head (200) for discharging the constituents of a formulation stored in the spray bottle assembly (100), a container bottle (300) for storing a passive constituent of the formulation; a storage receptacle (400) coupled with the container bottle (300), wherein said storage receptacle (400) facilitates the storage of an active constituent of the formulation isolated from the passive constituent; and a dispensing means (500) integrated with the storage receptacle (400).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignees: EID PARRY (INDIA) LIMITED, INDIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, BOMBAY
    Inventors: Vijay P. Bapat, Purba Joshi, Narasimha Rao Kothapalli, M. Sathiyamurthy, R. Radha Krishnan, S. Balaji, L. K. Baburaj
  • Patent number: 9962741
    Abstract: A compact dedusting apparatus induces air flow through the housing by a vacuum generator mounted within the housing. The discharge of dust and debris can be passed through a conduit to a remote location without losing air flow velocity to facilitate the use of the compact dedusting apparatus within a clean room. The metering device is formed from stainless steel and mounted on a spring-loaded mounting plate to permit vertical movement of the metering device when a jam of the particulate material is encountered. The metering device can be driven by a low torque stepper motor operable at selectively variable speeds to control the flow rate of the particulate material. The discharge transition is formed with an enlarged cross-sectional area compared to the shape of the Venturi zone so that carryover pellets can be returned to the product flow instead of being lost with the dirty air discharge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: Pelletron Corporation
    Inventors: Heinz Schneider, Joseph T. Lutz
  • Patent number: 9931657
    Abstract: The present invention relates to fluid dispensing devices for use in dispensing different liquids (e.g., bleach and bleach activator) from a bottle having first and second compartments. To minimize the presence of mixed composition residually present within the fluid dispensing device, it may be helpful to delay mixing. Separate dip tubes may be provided to pull liquid from the separate compartments, each with its own separate pump. Each pump may deliver the separate compositions to a spray nozzle of the device through separate delivery tubes (e.g., from the pumps to the nozzle). In other embodiments, a single delivery tube, and/or a single pump may be provided, e.g., where the volume of mixed composition that may be present in such pump and/or delivery tube may be sufficiently small so as to still provide overall desired efficacy characteristics. Dual delivery tube configurations may eliminate any need to prime the device by spraying out old, residual mixed composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: The Clorox Company
    Inventors: German R. Gonzalez, Riccardo Alluigi
  • Patent number: 9840361
    Abstract: An orientation independent delivery device. The delivery device includes a gas chamber, a delivery chamber, a gas cell, and a delivery aperture. The gas chamber includes a gas-side rigid portion and a gas-side flexible barrier. The gas-side flexible barrier is sealed to the gas-side rigid portion. The delivery chamber includes a delivery-side rigid portion and a delivery-side flexible barrier. The delivery-side flexible barrier is sealed to the delivery-side rigid portion and is oriented adjacent to the gas-side flexible barrier. The gas cell is coupled to the gas-side rigid portion of the gas chamber. The gas cell increases a gas pressure within the gas chamber to expand the gas-side flexible barrier. Expansion of the gas-side flexible barrier applies a compressive force to the delivery-side flexible barrier allowing a delivery material to escape from the delivery chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: Microlin, LLC
    Inventors: John Howard Gordon, Ashok V. Joshi
  • Patent number: 9820557
    Abstract: A fluid containment system that comprises a fluid container with a top, with an orifice and a wall extending from the bottom, a junction cap that can be mechanically attached to the extended wall, a tube leading from the junction cap, and a mouth piece attached distal to the junction on the tube suitable for an end user to draw fluid from the fluid container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Inventor: Robert G. Gottlieb
  • Patent number: 9815079
    Abstract: A liquid take-up mechanism may be used in connection with a spray bottle having a first and second vertical tube section, an internal member capture, a horizontal tube section, an angled tube section, and a rotation connection member. The internal member capture may be adjacent the first and second vertical tube sections. The horizontal tube section may be secured to the second vertical tube section. The angled tube section may be secured to the horizontal tube section. The rotation connection member may have a housing and an internal member, which may be carried by the internal member capture. The first and second vertical tube sections may be adapted to be carried by the housing. The internal member may be adapted to interface between the first and second vertical tube sections. The second vertical tube section may be able to freely rotate with respect to the first vertical tube section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Inventor: Bradley Taylor
  • Patent number: 9758081
    Abstract: An apparatus and process for delivering proppant to a well site has a trailer with a bed thereon and at least one track of rollers extending in parallel relationship to the longitudinal axis of the trailer. The track of rollers extend substantially for an entire length of the bed of the trailer. At least one proppant container is translatably positioned on the track of rollers. The proppant container is movable along the array of rollers from one end of the bed to an opposite end of the bed. A bin can be removably positioned below the bed of the trailer in a position rearward of the front end of the trailer and forward of a rear end of the trailer so as to allow the proppant container to discharge into the bin. A conveyor is cooperative with the bin so as to move proppant from the bin to a location at the well site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: OREN TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventor: Joshua Oren
  • Patent number: 9731954
    Abstract: A beverage dispenser is configured as an outer pressure vessel (12) with one or more internal liner bags (11) for respective content, the dispenser having one or more content pathways, a selector valve connected to the content pathways for selection and proportion mix, a pressurization port in the container for charging the container externally of the liner bags and to promote discharge through the pathways, a bleed valve from a pressurized gas supply for selective gas injection at or close to a point of dispensing with a facility to pre-mix and feedback the pre-mix to a dedicated liner bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Inventor: Raymond Wilson Blackburn
  • Patent number: 9713679
    Abstract: Syringe for dispensing foam having a syringe barrel, a nozzle and a bore to receive a syringe plunger having a front end and a back end. The syringe plunger includes at the front end thereof a waste container defined by a cylindrical side wall, a front end wall and a rear end wall, the walls being arranged such that an external cylindrical surface of the walls forms a seal with an internal surface of the syringe barrel. The waste container has an inlet aperture in the front end wall which is in communication with the syringe nozzle when the plunger is fully depressed into the syringe barrel. The waste container further has a hydrophobic vent in the rear end wall thereof which allows air to escape from the waste container while substantially preventing foam from escaping the waste container when the syringe is in use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2017
    Assignee: BTG INTERNATIONAL LIMITED
    Inventors: Stuart Brian William Kay, Christopher John Hurlstone, Julian Richard Dixon, Andrew Gordon Pocock
  • Patent number: 9649650
    Abstract: A device for mixing and dispensing fluids has first and second walls that form a chamber connected to a nozzle. Inlets each configured to receive one fluid are arranged in the first wall. Proximate edges of the inlets are an equal distance from a central point on the first wall. A seal having top and bottom surfaces and a center through hole is positioned in the chamber. The center hole is substantially aligned with the central point. A surface area of the top surface is greater than a sum of the sectional areas of the inlets. A dispensing pump moves the seal between a sealed position in which the bottom surface seals the inlets and an open position in which the bottom surface is spaced away from the inlets to open the inlets to draw the fluids into the chamber to form the mixture for dispensing through the nozzle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: Mouse Trap Design, LLC
    Inventors: Melanie R. Werner, Paul J. Mulhauser, John Puskar-Pasewicz
  • Patent number: 9649805
    Abstract: A batch mixer is equipped with a plunger for pushing material from the batch mixer. The batch mixer includes a mixer tank structured to accommodate material. The mixer further includes a mixer head comprising at least one blade structured to blend the material within the mixer tank. The mixer further includes a plunger mechanism structured to push the blended material directly from the mixer tank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: KING ABDULAZIZ CITY FOR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
    Inventor: Fares D. Alsewailem
  • Patent number: 9643352
    Abstract: A batch mixer is equipped with a plunger for pushing material from the batch mixer. The batch mixer includes a mixer tank structured to accommodate material. The mixer further includes a mixer head comprising at least one blade structured to blend the material within the mixer tank. The mixer further includes a plunger mechanism structured to push the blended material directly from the mixer tank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: KING ABDULAZIZ CITY FOR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
    Inventor: Fares D. Alsewailem
  • Patent number: 9630355
    Abstract: A batch mixer is equipped with a plunger for pushing material from the batch mixer. The batch mixer includes a mixer tank structured to accommodate material. The mixer further includes a mixer head comprising at least one blade structured to blend the material within the mixer tank. The mixer further includes a plunger mechanism structured to push the blended material directly from the mixer tank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: KING ABDULAZIZ CITY FOR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
    Inventor: Fares D. Alsewailem
  • Patent number: 9630767
    Abstract: The invention described herein generally pertains to in-situ applications of liquid chemicals mixed and dispensed as a spray or a foam and more specifically, to in-situ application of polyurethane foam or froth and the measurement of the temperature of the chemicals used therewith employing temperature-indicating one-component or two-component foam gun nozzles and/or at least one temperature-indicating hose which employs at least one thermochromic material disposed within the foam gun nozzle and/or hoses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: ICP Adhesives and Sealants, Inc.
    Inventors: Stefan Gantenbein, Thomas Fishback, Douglas Caffoe, Sara Jonas, John McQuaid
  • Patent number: 9624021
    Abstract: The invention relates to a dispensing module for two liquid products, comprising: a first chamber (20) having a first wall, said first chamber having a first opening; a first piston (61) which can be displaced while resting on the wall of the first chamber; a second piston (64) which can be displaced while resting on a wall of the second chamber, and coupling means (62) for coupling both pistons while the product is being dispensed are provided. According to the invention, in order to prevent functional dysfunctions in the event of a distortion of the shape of container and to freely select the shape of the container, said dispensing module comprises a second chamber, the wall of which can be displaced while resting on the second piston, said second chamber comprising a second opening. This is achieved by virtue of the fact that the distortion of the container no longer leads to functional dysfunctions of the dispensing module. Also, the outer shape of the container can be freely selected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: Covestro Deutschland AG
    Inventors: Herve Bodet, Eric Gaillard, Thomas Walter, David Kaiser, Clemens Reizel
  • Patent number: 9469468
    Abstract: A mounting member fitted and mounted on an open head portion of an aerosol container having an inner diameter of 1 inch is formed with two or more valve housing mounting portions. The mounting member is fitted and mounted with the middle portion of this mounting member being located at a bead of the opening head portion of the aerosol container in such a manner that the upper portions of aerosol valves project upwardly from the opening head portion. A cover covering the outside of the mounting member is crimped to the outside of the bead in a manner to hold down a stem gasket and two or more aerosol valves are provided in the inch can.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Assignee: TOYO AEROSOL INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takuo Shibata, Nobuyuki Hanai, Ken Ogata
  • Patent number: 9457160
    Abstract: Device containing sclerosant liquid for use in the treatment of blood vessels having an aerosol valve housing containing gas-entry ports. The aerosol valve housing is mounted on a canister having an expandable inner container in which the sclerosant fluid is contained. The expandable inner container is affixed to the outer opening of the canister or to the aerosol valve housing above the valve gas-entry ports so that gas taken from the interior of the expandable inner container can mix with the sclerosant liquid to create a micro foam, such that introduction of pressurized gas through the aerosol valve causes the expandable inner container to inflate to accommodate the pressurized gas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Assignee: BTG INTERNATIONAL LIMITED
    Inventors: David Dakin Iorwerth Wright, Anthony David Harman
  • Patent number: 9434529
    Abstract: An improved valve member, aerosol dispenser valve containing the valve member, aerosol container for dispensing moisture curable foams, and moisture curable foam and dispenser, in which the valve member is made of a glass filled polyolefin. The polyolefin is preferably a polyethylene. The glass content is between about 2% and about 40%, more preferably between about 10% and about 30%; and most preferably between about 15% and about 25%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Assignee: Clayton Corporation
    Inventors: James P. McBroom, Joseph C. Lott, Clyde E. Smothers
  • Patent number: 9352347
    Abstract: A foamer pump for dispensing foam has a simple construction and utilizes a single piston to reduce the volume of both a fluid chamber and an air chamber. A portion of the actuating mechanism helps to unseat a check valve at the outlet of the fluid chamber. The foamer pump has a fluid chamber, and an outlet of the fluid chamber is connected to a mixing chamber. An air chamber has an air channel that connects the air chamber to ambient air in a first position and to the mixing chamber in a second position. A piston causes the volume of the air chamber and the liquid chamber each to be reduced, forcing air from the air chamber and foamable fluid from the liquid chamber into the mixing chamber where they blend to form an air/liquid mixture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Assignee: Arminak & Associates, LLC
    Inventor: Armin Arminak
  • Patent number: 9302282
    Abstract: A fluid dispenser comprising two reservoirs (R1, R2), two pumps (P1, P2), and two pushers (B1, B2), namely a first pusher (B1) for actuating a first pump (P1) that is connected to a first reservoir (R1) containing a first fluid (F1), and a second pusher (B2) for actuating a second pump (P2) that is connected to a second reservoir (R2) containing a second fluid (F2), the dispenser further comprising a third pusher (B3) for dispensing a mixture of the first and second fluids (F1, F2), the first fluid (F1) being dispensed through a first dispenser orifice (O1), and the second fluid (F2) being dispensed through a second dispenser orifice (O2), the fluid dispenser being characterized in that the mixture of the two fluids (F1, F2) is dispensed through a third dispenser orifice (O3) that is formed by the third pusher (B3).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Assignee: APTAR FRANCE SAS
    Inventors: Romain Bertin, Francis Moreau, Patrick Muller
  • Patent number: 9284112
    Abstract: An aerosol spray device comprising a pressurized or pressurizable container and a spray discharge assembly mounted on the container. The spray discharge assembly comprises a valve stem moveable from a first limit position to a second limit position to effect spray discharge from the device, a spray outlet region having an outlet orifice from which fluid from the container is discharged, and a flow conduit for supplying fluid from the container to the spray outlet region. The flow conduit has at least one first inlet for liquid from the container and at least one second inlet at the same distance along the conduit as the first inlet(s) or downstream of the first inlet(s) for propellant gas from a headspace of the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignee: The Salford Valve Company Limited
    Inventors: Ghasem Ghavami-Nasr, Andrew John Yule, Martin Laurence Burby
  • Patent number: 9261233
    Abstract: A device (1) for dispensing charges of a fluid includes a housing (2) provided with a first (3) and a second (4) inlet for a first and a second flow of fluid to flow into the device. First and second fluid communication elements (9, 10) are arranged between the first (3) and second (4) inlets and a first chamber (6). A piston (11) in the first chamber (6) is arranged for keeping the first and the second flows separated. A plunger (13) in a second chamber (14) is arranged for establishing alternately a first charge out of the first flow and a second charge out of the second flow. Third (17), fourth (18) and fifth (19) fluid communication elements arranged between the first and the second chambers and an outlet (20) in cooperation with the piston and the plunger enable alternately dispensing the first and second charges at the outlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Assignee: GROENEVELD TRANSPORT EFFICIENCY B.V.
    Inventor: Willem Van Der Hulst
  • Patent number: 9205439
    Abstract: A dispenser for liquid to pasty substances has a pumping chamber and a dispensing tube movable between a rest position and a dispensing position during pumping. In the rest position a covering part connected to the dispenser covers a dispensing opening of the dispensing tube. During pump actuation, at least part of the dispensing tube moves perpendicular to the pumping movement while traversing the movement path of the covering part, which simultaneously moves relative to the dispensing tube. The covering part can be inwardly offset from a dispenser wall part that has a window-like opening associated with the covering part. In the rest position the covering part can be aligned with the opening. In the dispensing position the covering part can at least partially uncover the opening to expose at least part of the dispensing tube in the opening to discharge substance through the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Assignee: RPC Bramlage GmbH
    Inventors: Sabine Goettke, Martin Presche
  • Patent number: 9180416
    Abstract: A system for use in combining two part preparations, such as bone cement, can include a chamber for intermixing liquid and powder components, a container, a vacuum channel, and a filter. The mixing chamber can be configured to hold a non-liquid, polymer powder component of a bone cement. The container can be configured to hold a liquid component of the bone cement. The vacuum channel can direct a partial vacuum to draw the liquid component from the container into the non-liquid component in the mixing chamber to intermix the components and to thereby provide a settable bone cement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2015
    Assignee: DFINE, INC.
    Inventors: Christopher U. Phan, Andrew Kohm
  • Patent number: 9174179
    Abstract: A multi-station liquid mixing and dispensing apparatus. The apparatus includes a housing that defines a first pocket for supporting a first container, a second pocket for supporting a second container, and a third pocket disposed vertically above at least one of the first pocket and the second pocket. The apparatus also includes a first door pivotably coupled to the housing and enclosing the first pocket, and a second door pivotably coupled to the housing and enclosing the second pocket. The apparatus also includes a valve coupled to the housing to control flow of chemical concentrate to at least one of the first container and the second container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Assignee: Diversey, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael H. Bertucci, Curtis H. Hubmann, Christopher F. Lang, Steven E. Schiller
  • Publication number: 20150144657
    Abstract: A container assembly having a container, a lid having a spout, and a partition to separate the container into multiple subcompartments. The partition has a flexible edge which is in contact with an inner surface of the lid. When the lid rotates about the container, the flexible edge is biased against the lid and is capable of being deformed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2014
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventors: Ruth Hsin-Ju Fang, Thomas E. Birkert, Kim Fung Dick Yiu
  • Patent number: 9027790
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments of dispensers are disclosed herein. One exemplary dispenser is a soap or sanitizer dispenser. The dispenser includes a housing. A removable and replaceable concentrate container for holding concentrated soap or sanitizer is located within the housing. A concentrate pump is in fluid communication with the concentrate container. A diluent container for holding a liquid is also located within the housing and a diluent pump for pumping the diluent is also included. The dispenser includes a mixing chamber in fluid communication with the concentrate pump and the diluent pump. The dispenser includes an outlet. When concentrated soap or sanitizer is pumped from the concentrate container, it mixes with diluent pumped from the diluent container to form a diluted mixture. The diluted mixture is dispensed at the outlet of the dispenser.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: GOJO Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Nick E. Ciavarella, Paul R. Metcalfe, Scott E. Urban
  • Publication number: 20150122836
    Abstract: The invention relates to a dispensing module for two liquid products, comprising: a first chamber (20) having a first wall, said first chamber having a first opening; a first piston (61) which can be displaced whilst resting on the wall of the first chamber; a second piston (64) which can be displaced whilst resting on a wall of the second chamber, and coupling means (62) for coupling both pistons whilst the product is being dispensed are provided. According to the invention, in order to prevent functional dysfunctions in the event of a distortion of the shape of container and to freely select the shape of the container, said dispensing module comprises a second chamber, the wall of which can be displaced whilst resting on the second piston, said second chamber comprising a second opening. This is achieved by virtue of the fact that the distortion of the container no longer leads to functional dysfunctions of the dispensing module. Also, the outer shape of the container can be freely selected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2015
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventors: Herve BODET, Eric GAILLARD, Thomas WALTER, David KAISER, Clemens REIZEL
  • Publication number: 20150102061
    Abstract: The present disclosure is drawn to a multi-chamber container for storing and mixing fluids. The container can include a first chamber configured to contain a first liquid composition as well as a second chamber configured to contain a second liquid composition. A barrier can be operable to retain the first liquid composition within the first chamber. The multi-chamber container can further include a dispenser including a nozzle and an extraction tube for extracting fluid from the second chamber as well as a guide channel associated with the first chamber. The guide channel can be configured to guide the extraction tube into the second chamber such that the dispenser contacts the barrier in order to facilitate removal or reconfiguration of the barrier. Thus, the first liquid composition is allowed to contact the second liquid composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2013
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Inventors: Brian G. Larson, Jonathan George
  • Publication number: 20150076172
    Abstract: A system and method for mixing and dispensing two substances are provided. The system includes: a first substance a first container for containing a first substance, a second container for containing a second substance, a feeding tube, and a pumping system connected to the first container, the second container, and the feeding tube; wherein the system comprises at least three modes of operation: combining the first and second substances into one combined substance, mixing the combined substance, and dispensing the mixed substance; and wherein the pumping system is adapted to perform the at least three modes of operation and dispense the mixed substance to the feeding tube.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 24, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventor: Arthur L. VELLUTATO, JR.
  • Patent number: 8978936
    Abstract: A apparatus for delivering a predetermined quantity of content from a pressurized container includes a dispensing assembly which sits on the container and connects with an upper portion of a valve stem of the valve assembly, wherein the dispensing assembly includes a) an actuator cap having a discharge passage, which is open or obstructed and wherein the actuator cap acts as a metering chamber in combination with b) an adaptor which fits inside the cap and also snuggly engages the valve stem. The cap fits snuggly over the adjuster to define a metering chamber which depending on its position can close off the metered chamber or open it to the dispensing conduit\nozzle. When the cap is depressed it pushes down on the adjuster which depresses the valve. The chamber fills, but nothing is released until the upstroke.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Foamix Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
    Inventors: Meir Eini, Tami Winitz, David Schuz
  • Patent number: 8931665
    Abstract: A multi-compartment syringe apparatus (500) for in-situ mixing of a plurality of products before use, the apparatus comprising: a tube; a hollowed flexible plunger (530); a one way filter piston (514), connected to the plunger (530), the piston confining a first compartment (502) at a side of a needle (540) of the apparatus, and a second compartment (510) at a side of the plunger, wherein the filter allowing passage of content only form the first compartment to the second compartment (510); a first product (506), stored in the first compartment (502); a second product (508), stored in a first breakable container (504) disposed in the plunger (530); thereby the second product (508) mixes with the first product (506); and the mixed products are then pushed out of the apparatus, through the needle (540).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Inventor: Amit Gold
  • Publication number: 20140361037
    Abstract: A storage and dispensing system for viscous fluids using a single aerosol container having a multi-valve body wherein the valves are activated by a single actuator and viscous materials are kept separate until used. The system may use multiple collapsible bags, a barrier liner, a dip tube, and an omnidirectional valve. Novel mounting cups lacking conventional central pedestal portions are disclosed. New domes for containers are disclosed which eliminate the need for mounting cups. New static mixing devices are disclosed. The devices are made up of static mixing components and static dispensing components. New filling machines for aerosol containers are disclosed. The filling machines contain a plurality of conduits for the separate viscous materials. Filling heads having nozzles depress the actuators of the containers and fill the containers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2013
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Inventor: Ronald D. Green
  • Patent number: 8881955
    Abstract: An extrusion device for compound-containing containers, including a receiving chamber for the container, a piston rod which is displaceable relative to the receiving chamber and further including an extrusion mechanism having an advancing mechanism for advancing the piston rod. A wiper element is provided which has a wiper edge facing the piston rod.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Hilti Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Rainer Strobel-Schmidt, Christian Hefele, Peter Ostermeier, Hans Peter Lederle
  • Publication number: 20140284354
    Abstract: A reconstitution device (10) for mixing a first component (70) with a second component (72) wherein there are provided first and seconds housings (12, 14) which are engageable together, a conduit (28) having an internal passageway (30) having a dispensing end and an inlet end, first, second and third plungers (52, 54) mounted in said internal passageway (30), first and second compartments (70, 72) being defined by the plungers, a shearing channel (32) formed in a side wall of conduit (28) to permit mixing of contents located in the first and second compartments (74, 76), a plunger rod (58) to cause initial mixing of the first and second components (70, 72), and a spring member (48) biasing against the moveable member (42).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 5, 2012
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Applicant: Duoject Medical Systems Inc.
    Inventors: David L. Reynolds, Daniel MacDonald, Yan Tremblay, Eric Geoffroy, Mathieu Viens
  • Publication number: 20140217120
    Abstract: A multi-compartmented dispensing system for dispensing fluids from multiple compartments of a single container is provided. The container comprises a main housing having multiple reservoirs, each configured to store a different fluid. The dispensing system further includes a spray head, which is removably coupled to the main housing, and includes a pump and a nozzle in a fluid flow path. The spray head is switched between each of the reservoirs to allow a user to select one of the reservoirs, and dispense a fluid from the selected reservoir.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2014
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Applicant: EDWARD ARTHUR INTERNATIONAL LLC
    Inventor: Ian BERRY