Packing Or Stacking Arrangements Patents (Class 222/143)
  • Patent number: 10173157
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a filter assembly, and more particularly, to a filter assembly in which an uneven portion is formed on an inner wall of a hollow external housing and a filter fastening unit which includes a pressurized section pressurized by the uneven portion is formed around an inner cap which moves up and down along an inner surface of the external housing to firmly fasten a filter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignees: MICROFILTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Joung Whi Dong, Jaeik Lee, Pilkang Hwang
  • Patent number: 9758082
    Abstract: An intermodal container for transporting frac proppant, such as frac sand, and/or other types of granular material is disclosed. The intermodal container is designed to receive frac sand from a quarry or other frac sand supply source. Once the container is filled with material, the container is loaded onto a transportation device and transported to a well site. Once received at the well site, the containers can be stacked and the frac sand stored until needed. Once the frac sand is needed, the containers are placed on a base unit and the container discharges its contents onto a conveying system formed as part of the base unit. The conveying system directs the frac sand to a blending location. The empty intermodal containers can be removed from the base unit and loaded onto a transportation device to be refilled at a mine site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: Proppant Express Solutions, LLC
    Inventors: Kenneth W. Eiden, III, Brian Andrew Hunter, Mathew Carley, Timothy Stefan, Mark D'Agostino, Scott D'Agostino
  • Patent number: 9717319
    Abstract: A method for producing a preferably cosmetic item. Furthermore, the invention relates to a device for producing preferably cosmetic items, and to a packing unit, in particular a capsule (33), for producing preferably cosmetic items. According to the invention, it is provided that the cosmetic ingredients (12) preferably required for production are available to a final consumer in precisely pre-measured units, in order for the final consumer to produce a domestic quantity of the preferably cosmetic item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: David Lecas
    Inventor: Hilde Ebeling
  • Patent number: 9327897
    Abstract: A combination includes a container having a body with a first end and a second end. The body defines a cavity for holding contents to be dispensed from the container. An actuator is positioned proximate to the first end of the body. The actuator is operatively connected to the cavity to allow the contents to be dispensed therefrom. At least two diametrically opposed first fastening members are positioned on or in the body. A device has a generally open first end, a generally open second end, and a sidewall extending therebetween. The device is removably mountable onto the body of the container. At least two diametrically opposed second fastening members are positioned on or in an interior surface of the sidewall. Each second fastening member engages at least a portion of one of the first fastening members of the container when the device is mounted onto the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Assignee: Galderma Research & Development
    Inventor: Sebastien Fily
  • Patent number: 9307880
    Abstract: A surface treating implement, comprises a body including:— a container receiver; a nozzle assembly comprising a fluid conduit fluidly connected to the container receiver; a container mounted to the container receiver, containing a predetermined amount of a treating composition and having a dispensing opening in fluid communication with the fluid conduit; wherein the body is associated with a handle which includes at least a portion of an activation means for the implement, characterized in that the fluid conduit includes a valve, wherein the valve is operable by a container member attached to and/or extending from the container, adjacent the dispensing opening. The body of the implement includes a variety of brushing means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Assignee: Reckitt Benckiser B.V. Vanish
    Inventors: Alessandro Cagnina, Giuseppe Di Bono, Tangent Lu, Ralf Wiedemann
  • Patent number: 9248937
    Abstract: A two-in-one dispensing bottle is disclosed. The bottle has a pre-cut unbroken section between its upper body portion and its lower body portion. The pre-cut unbroken section can be easily broken open with a twist and is covered with a break seal. A cover is designed to cover both the upper body portion and the lower body portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2016
    Inventor: Chasmite Dolos
  • Patent number: 9155829
    Abstract: Pure sodium chloride is dissolved in sterile distilled water to form a sterile pure saline solution. A hermetically sealed disposable spray container holds a single measured dosage of the solution for fully rinsing and cleansing a nasal passageway. The measured dosage is sufficient for rinsing and cleansing the nasal passage and harmless if the measured dosage mistakenly enters the lungs or sinuses or stomach of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2015
    Inventor: Leopoldo Ruiz, III
  • Patent number: 9132243
    Abstract: A pharmaceutical product in the form of an anti-snoring substance includes a container containing the anti-snoring substance, the anti-snoring substance being in the form of a solution pre-concentrate. The container is made by a blow-fill-seal technology, wherein the container material is Polyethylene or Polypropylene. The container includes a body portion containing the anti-snoring substance and a fluid outlet portion configured to deliver the anti-snoring substance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Assignee: TannerMedico A/S
    Inventor: Rene Arnfoldt Moller
  • Patent number: 9089896
    Abstract: Improved methods and containers for forming billets using hot isostatic pressing are provided. The methods and containers have features that control the deformations of the container during the high temperatures and pressures experienced in such processing so that the loss or removal of material from the resulting billet can be optimized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2015
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: George Albert Goller, Paul Stephen Dimascio, Raymond Joseph Stonitsch
  • Publication number: 20150136805
    Abstract: A liquid dispenser has containers, sized, shaped and arranged to enclose different volumes but each of the containers has a top with a refill opening that is substantially the same as the top and openings of the other containers. The containers are provided with curving transition sections that taper the sides of the container to increase or decrease the width of the container to provide a smaller or large top sizes as needed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2015
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Applicant: PRINCE CASTLE LLC
    Inventors: Loren Veltrop, Christopher Lyons, Michael A. Graef
  • Publication number: 20150114995
    Abstract: A side by side cartridge assembly for dispensing first and second fluid materials includes a first cartridge container and a second cartridge container. The cartridge containers include respective bodies and nozzle members coupled with the bodies. The cartridge containers are positionable with respect to one another such that the two nozzle members cooperate to form a cartridge outlet for dispensing first and second fluid materials from the respective bodies. The cartridge outlet includes dispensing openings communicating with respective nozzle channels, and a sealing surface configured for sealing engagement with a mixing element when a mixing element is attached to the cartridge outlet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2014
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventors: Ernest DiSiro, Dwayne J. Pulcine, Robert W. Springhorn, Michael A. Vidal
  • Patent number: 8998041
    Abstract: A finger trigger spray cap actuator and a separable overcap for a mounting cup on an aerosol container. The actuator comprises a spray cap actuator having a base, a collar, a finger trigger support, a finger trigger hingedly connected to the trigger support by a living hinge, and a finger grip depending from the finger trigger. The spray cap actuator has an operable position in which a central passage, formed through the base, engages with an integral down tube depending from the finger trigger, and a non-operable position in which the finger trigger is pivoted away from the lower base. The overcap has an interior space and an overcap support wall defines a receiving compartment for engaging with the spray cap actuator. When the spray cap actuator is folded into the operable position, the actuator can be inserted into the receiving compartment of the overcap and releasably retained therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Summit Packaging Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Toralf H. Strand
  • Patent number: 8991659
    Abstract: A laundry caddy device is disclosed that provides a precise way of measuring an amount of laundry solvent, and offers several inter-lockable containers that form one easy to carry bottle. Typically, there are four containers which are inter-locked together to form the single component. The device comprises at least one container, a base component, and a dispensing component. The container further comprises an interior cavity for retaining an amount of laundry solvent. The base component is removably secured to the bottom end and the dispensing component is removably secured to the top end. The lid and handle are removably secured to the top end, over the dispensing component. Additionally, at least one of the containers comprises a measuring cup for a dispensing component. Further, at least one of the containers comprises a pour spout, a retaining cup, and a vacuum tube for dispensing the contents of the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Inventors: John Dey, Jacob Gano
  • Publication number: 20150048115
    Abstract: A caulking gun includes a housing having a channel opened upwardly, a supporting bracket engageable into the channel of the housing and having an opening for detachably attaching a cartridge member, and a latch device having a latch member slidably attached to the housing and movable relative to the housing for selectively engaging with the supporting bracket and for preventing the supporting bracket and the cartridge member from being disengaged from the housing. The latch member includes two anchors engageable into the channel of the housing for engaging with the supporting bracket and for preventing the supporting bracket and the cartridge member from being disengaged from the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2013
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Applicant: Siang Syuan Fu Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hung Chih HUNG
  • Publication number: 20150014358
    Abstract: A liquid dispenser has containers, sized, shaped and arranged to enclose different volumes but each of the containers has a top with a refill opening that is substantially the same as the top and openings of the other containers. The containers are provided with curving transition sections that taper the sides of the container to increase or decrease the width of the container to provide a smaller or large top sizes as needed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2014
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Applicant: PRINCE CASTLE LLC
    Inventors: Loren Veltrop, Christopher Lyons, Michael A. Graef
  • Patent number: 8905267
    Abstract: A bag-in-box type of assembly is disclosed where numerous features are provided. One of the features helps to lock the drainage tube of the bag in a predetermined position at the bottom of the box. Another feature is directed to a ramp inside the box that aid drainage of the bag's content, e.g., concentrate for a postmix beverage. Yet a further feature is directed to structures that prevent slippage of the bag when placed on the ramp.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Carrier Corporation
    Inventors: James J. Minard, Mark E. Bush
  • Patent number: 8893924
    Abstract: A container for storing and/or dispensing liquid includes a body portion having a neck portion with an opening, at least one protrusion and at least one recessed portion, so that the container can utilize internal liquid pressure to provide strength for the container, so that less material is required for supporting the shape and structure of the container and so that the use of external packaging can be avoided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Inventors: Warren Cash, Andrew Cash
  • Publication number: 20140332557
    Abstract: A system and method for custom coloring sealant is generally provided with one or more dispensing cartridges, containing a quantity of low viscosity sealant base solution, which in some embodiments is as fluid, or more-so, as common latex paint. One or more such dispensing cartridges are secured within a cartridge case. A coloring agent is added to the dispensing cartridge. The system may then be agitated by hand or in a mechanical agitator, such as a commercial paint shaker, until a desired color is attained. The sealant thickener may then be added and mixed by similar agitation of the system to obtain a non-sag, high viscosity sealant. Embodiments of the cartridge case are provided for use with various mechanical agitators and dispensing cartridges.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2014
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Inventors: Wayne Summons, Elliot Summons, Kenneth W. Atkinson, Daniel P. Lewis, Scott G. Bohm, Mark Niiro, Jeremy Yunge
  • Publication number: 20140332556
    Abstract: A system and method for custom coloring sealant is generally provided with one or more dispensing cartridges, containing a quantity of low viscosity sealant base solution, which in some embodiments is as fluid, or more-so, as common latex paint. One or more such dispensing cartridges are secured within a cartridge case. A coloring agent is added to the dispensing cartridge. The system may then be agitated by hand or in a mechanical agitator, such as a commercial paint shaker, until a desired color is attained. The sealant thickener may then be added and mixed by similar agitation of the system to obtain a non-sag, high viscosity sealant. Embodiments of the cartridge case are provided for use with various mechanical agitators and dispensing cartridges.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2014
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Inventors: Wayne Summons, Elliot Summons, Kenneth W. Atkinson, Daniel P. Lewis, Scott G. Bohm, Mark Niiro, Jeremy Yunge
  • Publication number: 20140319176
    Abstract: A two-in-one dispensing bottle is disclosed. The bottle has a pre-cut unbroken section between its upper body portion and its lower body portion. The pre-cut unbroken section can be easily broken open with a twist and is covered with a break seal. A cover is designed to cover both the upper body portion and the lower body portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2014
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Inventor: Chasmite Dolos
  • Publication number: 20140312067
    Abstract: Disclosed is a liquid pitcher that is specifically designed to be stackable. The present invention comprises a beverage pitcher for storing liquid with an internal handle and optionally with a pouring spout. The internal handle is a handle that is housed within the body of the liquid pitcher rather than protruding from the body of the liquid pitcher. The internal handle allows the pitcher to support the base of a subsequent pitcher placed within the first pitcher interior. The handle does not protrude from the body of the liquid pitcher and does not sacrifice any structural integrity because it has two points of attachment, which is an upgrade over currently available stackable liquid pitchers, whose handles largely only have a single point of attachment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2014
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Inventor: C. Gary Loomis
  • Patent number: 8844768
    Abstract: A liquid dispenser has containers, sized, shaped and arranged to enclose different volumes but each of the containers has a top with a refill opening that is substantially the same as the top and openings of the other containers. The containers are provided with curving transition sections that taper the sides of the container to increase or decrease the width of the container to provide a smaller or large top sizes as needed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Prince Castle LLC
    Inventors: Loren Veltrop, Christopher Lyons, Michael A. Graef
  • Publication number: 20140284357
    Abstract: A gravity-feed bin includes a generally hollow main bin that has a storage reservoir and an open end. A first generally hollow extension section is selectably coupled to the open end of the main bin. The first extension section is in communication with the reservoir, and the storage capacity of the reservoir is increased by the first extension section. In some embodiments a seal element is intermediate the open end of the main bin and the first extension section, the seal element providing a substantially air-tight seal between the main bin and the first extension section. A plurality of extension sections and seal elements may be selectably coupled together in a stacked arrangement upon the main bin to increase the storage capacity of the reservoir.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2014
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Applicant: TRADE FIXTURES, LLC
    Inventor: Ronald Brundick
  • Patent number: 8839987
    Abstract: An automatic machine for dispensing beverages has at least two rotatable cup dispensing towers having a plurality of housings for variously sized stacked cups. The housings may be rotated in a selective manner. Cups are dispensed from the housings. A cup holder device includes cup holders that receive the dispensed cups. The cup holder device is rotatable about a vertical axis that is parallel to the axes of rotation of the rotatable cup dispensing towers. The cup holder device is provided with at least two cup holders that move along concentric circular trajectories with respect to the vertical axis of the cup holder device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: Rheavendors Services S.p.A.
    Inventor: Aldo Doglioni Majer
  • Publication number: 20140263448
    Abstract: A multi-chamber container (60) includes a first chamber (2) having a side wall (3) terminating at a first chamber upper end (5). A first chamber opening (6) is disposed in the first chamber upper end (5). The first chamber side wall (3) is formed from an inner circumference portion (62) and an outer circumference portion (63). The multi-chamber container (60) includes a second chamber (10) having a side wall (11) terminating at a second chamber side wall upper end (13) which has a second chamber opening (14). A hinge (61) is disposed intermediate each chamber inner and outer side wall interface portion (66). The chambers (2) and (10) are moveable about the hinge (61) between a first position where the inner circumference side wall portions (62) and (64) are spaced apart, and a second position where the inner circumference side wall portions (62) and (64) of the chambers are adjacent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2011
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventor: Tim Erskine-Smith
  • Patent number: 8827118
    Abstract: A proppant storage vessel has a first container with an interior volume, and a second container supported in spaced relation above the first container. The first container has a bottom hatch affixed to a bottom wall thereof. The bottom hatch is movable between an open position and a closed position. The first container has an opening at a top wall thereof. The second container has bottom hatch formed on a bottom wall thereof. The bottom hatch of the second container is aligned with the opening of the first container such that a proppant in the second container can flow through the hatch thereof into the interior volume of the first container. Each of the containers includes first, second, third and fourth inclined surfaces positioned in the interior volume and extending from the respective side walls and end walls thereof toward the bottom hatch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Oren Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: John Oren
  • Publication number: 20140246458
    Abstract: A fluid dispenser comprises a container body. The container body has a first end and a second end. The first end is larger in size than the second end. The container body is dimensioned such that the first end of the container body can be at least partially inserted into the second opening of another identical container body Container bodies may be nested for shipment to reduce volume and save on shipping costs. In some embodiments the first larger end of the container body has a squared off cross section, thereby allowing stacks of container bodies to be packaged together in a shipping container with reduced dead space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2013
    Publication date: September 4, 2014
    Applicant: FUNDAMETAL DESIGNS INC.
    Inventors: Blago LAKIC, Evian MACMILLAN
  • Publication number: 20140183226
    Abstract: A combination includes a container having a body with a first end and a second end. The body defines a cavity for holding contents to be dispensed from the container. An actuator is positioned proximate to the first end of the body. The actuator is operatively connected to the cavity to allow the contents to be dispensed therefrom. At least two diametrically opposed first fastening members are positioned on or in the body. A device has a generally open first end, a generally open second end, and a sidewall extending therebetween. The device is removably mountable onto the body of the container. At least two diametrically opposed second fastening members are positioned on or in an interior surface of the sidewall. Each second fastening member engages at least a portion of one of the first fastening members of the container when the device is mounted onto the container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2012
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Applicant: GALDERMA R&D
    Inventor: Sebastien FILY
  • Patent number: 8763861
    Abstract: A device for dispensing individual components of a two-component adhesive includes first and second manifold members, each having a distribution chamber therein. A set of conveying tubes is supported within the dispensing device and collectively present a predetermined total cross-sectional flow area to the first distribution chamber. The second manifold member has an array of passages therethrough. Each tube extends substantially concentrically through a respective passage to define annular flow spaces that collectively present a predetermined total cross-sectional flow area to the second distribution chamber member. First and second components emanating from the tubes and the flow spaces are able to intermix with and diffuse into each other on the discharge area of the second manifold member. The cross-sectional flow areas presented to the first and second distribution chambers are equal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: Actamax Surgical Materials, LLC
    Inventors: James William Ashmead, William Gerald DiMaio
  • Patent number: 8757444
    Abstract: A device for dispensing individual components of a two-component adhesive includes first and second manifold members, each having a distribution chamber therein. A set of conveying tubes is supported within the dispensing device and collectively present a predetermined total cross-sectional flow area to the first distribution chamber. An array of openings and an array of passages extend through the second member. The openings receive the discharge ends of the conveying tubes. The passages are disposed in fluid communication with the second distribution chamber. The passages collectively present a predetermined total cross-sectional flow area to the second distribution chamber member. The openings and the passages are laterally spaced with respect to each other such that the discharge ends of the tubes are interspersed among the passages. The cross-sectional flow areas presented to the first and second distribution chambers are different.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: Actamax Surgical Materials, LLC
    Inventors: James William Ashmead, William Gerald DiMaio
  • Publication number: 20140166697
    Abstract: The invention concerns a beverage dispenser comprising:—a housing (1),—at least two refillable containers (2) for storing bulk beverage ingredients,—at least a beverage preparation unit (3) operatively linked to the containers for preparing a beverage from at least one of the stored bulk beverage ingredients,—a sub-housing (4) in which the containers are placed, said sub-housing being removable from the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2012
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Applicant: NESTEC S.A.
    Inventors: Cedric Rey, Lucio Scorrano, Albert Zsolt
  • Publication number: 20140158713
    Abstract: A kit for increasing the capacity and versatility of an inline dispenser with the kit including a set of stackable dispenser cartridges and an extension for increasing the capacity of the system with the extensions having fasteners thereon for changing the capacity of the system without having to replace existing components of the system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2014
    Publication date: June 12, 2014
    Inventors: Joseph A. King, Jeffrey D. Johnson
  • Publication number: 20140138403
    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: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2013
    Publication date: May 22, 2014
    Applicant: Diversey, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael H. Bertucci, Curtis H. Hubmann, Christopher F. Lang, Steven E. Schiller
  • Patent number: 8690016
    Abstract: A product storage and handling system for a beverage dispenser is characterized by a cabinet in which a plurality of bins are removably supported on one or more shelves that may be slid into and out of the cabinet. Each bin is for containing a removable container of liquid beverage component, a fluid valve of which container extends downward through and is releasably secured against vertical movement in a lower opening in the bin. A connector coupled to a fluid line leading to a beverage valve of a beverage dispenser is arranged to be conveniently fluid coupled with and decoupled from the fluid valve of the bag. When a shelf of slid out of the cabinet, the bins supported by it may, if desired, be lifted off of and replaced on the shelf for during replacement of a depleted bag of liquid beverage component. Alternatively, the bins may remain supported on the shelf during replacement of a depleted bag of liquid beverage component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: IMI Cornelius Inc.
    Inventors: Douglas Anderson, Karl M. Bogacz, Peter S. Tinucci, N Sudhir Kumar, Ramakrishnan Anoop
  • Publication number: 20140061236
    Abstract: A laundry caddy device is disclosed that provides a precise way of measuring an amount of laundry solvent, and offers several inter-lockable containers that form one easy to carry bottle. Typically, there are four containers which are inter-locked together to form the single component. The device comprises at least one container, a base component, and a dispensing component. The container further comprises an interior cavity for retaining an amount of laundry solvent. The base component is removably secured to the bottom end and the dispensing component is removably secured to the top end. The lid and handle are removably secured to the top end, over the dispensing component. Additionally, at least one of the containers comprises a measuring cup for a dispensing component. Further, at least one of the containers comprises a pour spout, a retaining cup, and a vacuum tube for dispensing the contents of the container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2013
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Inventors: John Dey, Jacob Gano
  • Publication number: 20140008392
    Abstract: A nestable two-handled pitcher has two pouring spouts spaced 180° away from one of the two handles. The container, typically of cylindrical or frustoconical shape, has a bottom, a peripheral wall and an upper lip. The container has features to facilitate de-nesting. The handles are spaced about the container by about 30°-180° apart along the peripheral wall or upper lip. The pitcher can be passed from one person holding one handle with one hand to another person who can grab the second handle with one hand whereupon the first person releases his grip upon the first handle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2013
    Publication date: January 9, 2014
    Inventors: Robert J. Long, SR., Anthony Philip Hanson
  • Patent number: 8556137
    Abstract: A closure is provided that is configured to fit over a mouth of a receptacle to form a container. The closure includes a body portion having an open bottom formed of a skirt that defines an outer periphery of the body portion and an end wall defining at least one dispensing aperture. The closure also includes a member supported at the end wall. The member has a flap configured for pivotal movement and a user interface configured for sliding movement. The sliding movement of the user interface causes the pivotal movement of the flap. The closure further includes a retaining member coupled to the body portion for securing the member to the body portion. The retaining member at least partially covers the flap and the user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2013
    Assignee: Gateway Plastics, Inc.
    Inventors: William C. Vogel, Terrence M. Parve
  • Patent number: 8534478
    Abstract: A collapsible container and a method of using the collapsible container are provided. In one embodiment of the container, the container comprises a collapsible fold area associating a base portion with a nestable portion, the collapsible fold area being structured such that a collapsing of collapsible fold area results in disposal of at least a portion of the nestable portion within the base volume. In one embodiment of the method, the method comprises the steps of nestling the collapsed containers with one another for efficient space storage when said collapsed containers are not in use, and releasing a vacuum or applying a force to return a collapsed container to its full or expanded position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Assignee: Dr Pepper/Seven Up, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles Ishmael Mays, III, Gregory M. Hogle, Byron Lee Sharp, Donald Harold Ankney, Brady Glen Gutekunst
  • Patent number: 8505780
    Abstract: A proppant storage vessel has a first container with an interior volume, and a second container supported in spaced relation above the first container. The first container has a bottom hatch affixed to a bottom wall thereof. The bottom hatch is movable between an open position and a closed position. The first container has an opening at a top wall thereof. The second container has bottom hatch formed on a bottom wall thereof. The bottom hatch of the second container is aligned with the opening of the first container such that a proppant in the second container can flow through the hatch thereof into the interior volume of the first container. Each of the containers includes first, second, third and fourth inclined surfaces positioned in the interior volume and extending from the respective side walls and end walls thereof toward the bottom hatch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Inventor: John Oren
  • Patent number: 8431020
    Abstract: A liquid dispensing system is provided for automated dispensing of a plurality of liquid reagents into a recreational body of water. The liquid dispensing system includes a cartridge apparatus housing a plurality of liquid reagent containers, each containing a respective liquid reagent. A docking assembly is provided having a dock manifold device, and is releasably coupled to the cartridge apparatus between a first condition and a second condition. In a first condition, the cartridge apparatus can be removably coupled to the docking assembly, while in the second condition, the cartridge apparatus is lockably mounted to the docking assembly in a manner permitting fluid communication from the respective reagent container to respective fluid passages of the manifold device. The dispensing system further includes a dosing engine having a valve manifold device to selectively dispense the liquid reagents into the recreational body of water through a dispensing port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2013
    Assignee: Idex Health & Science LLC
    Inventors: Michael R. Straka, Carl H. Poppe, Carl M. Servin, Caba Calic
  • Publication number: 20130092634
    Abstract: A floating dispenser for floatingly delivering a dispersant or dispersants to a body of water with the floating dispenser floating in an upright condition when a dispersant is present in a dispenser cartridge of the floating dispenser with the dispenser self inverting 180 degrees in response to consumption of the dispersant in the dispenser cartridge to thereby provide a visual alert that one should replace the dispenser cartridge in the dispenser with a fresh dispenser cartridge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2012
    Publication date: April 18, 2013
    Inventors: Joseph A. King, Donald Dalland, Lyie Enderson, Jeffrey D. Johnson, Paul Freeberg
  • Patent number: 8353427
    Abstract: An automatic dispensing apparatus for dispensing hand-sanitizer lotion, which is powered using a rechargeable battery pack rechargeable via solar cells, which battery pack is pivotally mounted in the upper interior section of the main frame of the dispenser, above the liquid-storage bag, whereby as the liquid storage bag is depleted after continual use, the weight of the battery pack serves to compress the storage bag to thereby increase the pressure therein, so that the delay of the dispensing of the liquid does not increase over time as the bag becomes depleted. Also provided is a lower, pivotal tray located below the dispensing nozzle of the dispensing apparatus by which drippings and excess dispensed amounts are caught by the tray and do not fall upon the floor therebelow. A front cover is rotatable to an upper position such that it does not rotate back down by itself in order to allow unencumbered access to the interior of the apparatus for changing storage bags and batteries.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2013
    Inventor: Konrad Landauer
  • Publication number: 20120325854
    Abstract: A device for dispensing individual components of a two-component adhesive includes first and second manifold members, each having a distribution chamber therein. A set of conveying tubes is supported within the dispensing device and collectively present a predetermined total cross-sectional flow area to the first distribution chamber. An array of openings and an array of passages extend through the second member. The openings receive the discharge ends of the conveying tubes. The passages are disposed in fluid communication with the second distribution chamber. The passages collectively present a predetermined total cross-sectional flow area to the second distribution chamber member. The openings and the passages are laterally spaced with respect to each other such that the discharge ends of the tubes are interspersed among the passages. The cross-sectional flow areas presented to the first and second distribution chambers are different.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2010
    Publication date: December 27, 2012
    Applicant: Actamax Surgical Materials, LLC
    Inventors: James William Ashmead, William Gerald DiMaio
  • Publication number: 20120325866
    Abstract: A fluid storage tank includes: a tank body in which a fluid is stored; and an ejection outlet that is formed on a top surface of the tank body in order to eject the fluid stored in the tank body, wherein the ejection outlet includes a tapered portion having an inner diameter that is increased upward away from the tank body. Accordingly, the fluid is prevented from being jiggled or splashed when being poured.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2011
    Publication date: December 27, 2012
    Inventors: Jin Hwan Lee, Sang Gwon Moon, Kwang Soo Park
  • Publication number: 20120325852
    Abstract: A liquid dispenser has containers, sized, shaped and arranged to enclose different volumes but each of the containers has a top with a refill opening that is substantially the same as the top and openings of the other containers. The containers are provided with curving transition sections that taper the sides of the container to increase or decrease the width of the container to provide a smaller or large top sizes as needed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2011
    Publication date: December 27, 2012
    Applicant: PRINCE CASTLE LLC
    Inventors: Loren Veltrop, Christopher Lyons, Michael A. Graef
  • Patent number: 8308031
    Abstract: A container having a receptacle and a cover is disclosed. The receptacle includes a generally rectangular base portion, a continuous sidewall portion, and a collar. The sidewall portion includes a lower end and an upper end. The lower end of the sidewall portion is coupled to the base portion and the upper end defines an opening. The collar extends around the sidewall portion proximate the upper end. The cover is coupled to the receptacle and includes a top portion, a skirt, a flap, and a tear strip. The skirt extends downwardly from the periphery of the top portion. The flap is hingeably coupled to the top portion proximate a corner of the closure and is moveable between an open position in which access is provided to the opening in the receptacle and a closed position in which the opening in the receptacle is closed. The flap includes a closing apparatus to releasably retain the flap in the closed position. The tear strip is removable and is coupled to the flap and the skirt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: Gateway Plastics, Inc.
    Inventors: William C. Vogel, Terrence M. Parve, Gary Swetish, Michael Phillips
  • Patent number: 8292122
    Abstract: A fluid containing and dispersing apparatus comprising, a primary fluid containing chamber and a secondary mass containing chamber, wherein said primary fluid containing chamber is primarily intended to contain fluids (such as water) and said secondary chamber is primarily intended to contain other matter used as gardening supplements (fertilizers and the like) for plants. The instant invention provides user a means to avoid direct contact with such supplements, which is advantageous as these supplements often comprise chemicals. In one embodiment the invention features a substantially flexible nozzle with removable fluid distribution heads, external chambers for carrying supplies and equipment. Another embodiment comprises an easy to use pump with a fluid measuring display and a time recording feature. Another embodiment features a solid matter containment chamber without said pump apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: The U-CAN Brand, LLC
    Inventor: James Ugone
  • Patent number: 8235214
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a liquid container generally includes a base member, a sidewall member, a neck member, a spout, and a handle. The sidewall member is attached to and extends upwardly from the base member. The neck member couples the sidewall member to the spout. The base member has a recessed portion and at least one slot. The recessed portion extends upwardly into the container such that the base member may rest upon the neck member of another container. The slot may be tunnel-shaped to conform to one or more ribs of the neck member of another container. The tunnel shape may form a cavity that extends across the base member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2012
    Assignee: Dean Intellectual Property Services II, Inc.
    Inventors: Carl T. Eiten, Matthew J. Simpson
  • Publication number: 20120111889
    Abstract: A liquid-dispensing station comprises a liquid-holding tank and a plurality of liquid-dispensing structures. The liquid-holding tank and the plurality of liquid-dispensing structures are adjoined to form a liquid-dispensing apparatus. Liquid from within the liquid-holding tank can be dispensed through one or more of the liquid-dispensing structures, which are in fluid communication with a liquid-receiving space of the liquid-holding tank. When the liquid-holding tank is empty, the liquid-dispensing apparatus is stackable within another identically configured liquid-dispensing apparatus. Advantageously, the liquid-holding tank and the liquid-dispensing structures are jointly configured such that the liquid-dispensing structures of one liquid-dispensing apparatus do not contact the liquid-holding tank of another liquid-dispensing apparatus when stacked therein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2012
    Publication date: May 10, 2012
    Inventor: Kevin W. Huff
  • Publication number: 20120037661
    Abstract: A collapsible container and a method of using the collapsible container are provided. In one embodiment of the container, the container comprises a collapsible fold area associating a base portion with a nestable portion, the collapsible fold area being structured such that a collapsing of collapsible fold area results in disposal of at least a portion of the nestable portion within the base volume. In one embodiment of the method, the method comprises the steps of nestling the collapsed containers with one another for efficient space storage when said collapsed containers are not in use, and releasing a vacuum or applying a force to return a collapsed container to its full or expanded position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 16, 2011
    Publication date: February 16, 2012
    Inventors: Charles Ishmael Mays, III, Gregory M. Hogle, Byron Lee Sharp, Donald Harold Ankney, Brady Glen Gutekunst