With Common Discharge Patents (Class 222/145.1)
  • Patent number: 9874899
    Abstract: A portable sanitizer dispenser for use with a cellular phone includes a hand sanitizer dispenser configured to releasably engage at least one surface of a cellular phone. The sanitizer dispenser includes a compressible cavity defined therein configured to retain a sanitizer therein. The sanitizer dispenser further includes a nozzle disposed on an outer surface thereof. The nozzle is in fluid communication with the compressible cavity such that when pressure is applied to the compressible cavity, sanitizer is expelled from the nozzle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Inventor: Michael Oliveira
  • Patent number: 9067461
    Abstract: A gas pressure control valve having a valve body with a gas inlet and a gas outlet is described. An inner cap is provided bounding in part a chamber within the valve body in communication with the gas inlet. The valve body contains a spring loaded piston comprising a piston head and a piston rod. The piston rod includes a conduit providing communication between the chamber bounded in part by the inner cap and a chamber adjacent the piston head and the gas outlet. The piston is operable to move between a closed configuration in which the piston rod prevents communication between the gas inlet and the chamber bounded in part by the inner cap and an open configuration in which the piston rod permits communication between the gas inlet and the chamber bounded in part by the inner cap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2015
    Assignee: Linde Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Andrew Richard Thomas Tatarek
  • Patent number: 8991652
    Abstract: A fluid dispensing assembly for providing a configurable fluid temperature. The assembly including: an adjustment interface; a mixing valve having a plurality of fluid ingress apertures and at least one fluid egress aperture; the mixing valve being adjustable to dispense fluid at a configurable temperature; and a dispenser element, in fluid communication with the at least on egress aperture of the mixing valve and adapted to selectively dispense water there from.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Breville Pty Limited
    Inventor: Richard Harrod
  • 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: 8967412
    Abstract: A drinking cup that has a lid with a receiving portion is provided. The receiving portion may have a flow control engagement surface. A flow control element that may be configured for releasable attachment with the lid may be included and can have an attachment portion. The attachment portion may have a lid engagement surface. When the flow control element and the lid are attached, the flow control engagement surface engages the lid engagement surface. At least one of the flow control engagement surface and the lid engagement surface may have a concave shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Inventor: James A Loging
  • Patent number: 8960423
    Abstract: A fillable closure is used to initiate emptying of a separately fillable capsule molded into this closure. The capsule is made oxygen-impermeable on the inside or outside with a vapor-deposited layer of silicon dioxide or metal. The volume of the capsule can be reduced through pressurization from the top, through deformation of its side walls, for cutting or rupturing a sealing foil. The capsule has an asymmetric push button with a pusher surface, a deformable front and side wall and a stable rear wall. The upper end of the rear wall forms a stationary edge, on which the pusher surface can be pivoted downward through deformation of the front and side wall. On the bottom of the pusher surface, a triangle-shaped blade is formed, which ends in a tip, and its triangle edge forming a cutting edge for piercing and cutting the sealing foil on the bottom of the capsule.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Bevaswiss AG
    Inventor: Fritz Seelhofer
  • Publication number: 20150048116
    Abstract: A water dispenser is provided which allows air in a warm water tank to be discharged through a tank connecting line when introducing drinking water into the empty warm water tank. The water dispenser includes a check valve (20) provided in the tank connecting line (7), through which a cold water tank (2) is connected to the warm water tank (3). The check valve (20) includes a valve body (22) having a specific gravity smaller than that of drinking water, and is configured such that while there is no drinking water in the valve sleeve (21), the valve body (22) is moved downward by gravity such that the valve hole (25) opens, and such that while the interior of the valve sleeve (21) is filled with drinking water, the valve body (22) moves upward due to buoyancy until the valve hole (25) is closed by the valve body (22).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2013
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Inventor: Yoshinori Orita
  • Publication number: 20150034674
    Abstract: A dispenser platform for receiving a product container, having a casing, wholly or partially encasing a control panel coupled a control module and a product container receptacle having a product container coupling assembly. The product container coupling assembly includes a first product supply conduit configured to receive a barrel of a product container. A second product supply conduit couples to a reservoir or to a supply of a second product, such as water. The product container holds a first product, such as concentrated coffee, concentrated tea, concentrated flavored drink, flavored syrup (cola) or concentrated juice. Components of the dispenser platform include a pump assembly, a heating and/or cooling assembly responsively coupled to a control panel via a control module and a filter assembly. The product container can be a BOV container or an airless dispensing container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2014
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Inventor: Paul Hertensen
  • Patent number: 8939322
    Abstract: A wall mounted dispenser for dispensing a mixture of water and liquid chemicals which may be used as a separate dispenser or in combination with other like dispensers. The dispenser of this invention includes several backflow preventers to ensure that the water supply will not become contaminated during backflow problems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Inventor: Rodney Laible
  • Patent number: 8910830
    Abstract: A container assembly has a first container that operably houses a second container. The first container is configured to hold a first flowable substance, and the second container is configured to hold a second flowable substance. The second container is rupturable, preferably by manipulation through the first container, wherein the second flowable substance can mix with the first flowable substance to form a mixture. The first container is also rupturable to dispense the mixture therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: James Alexander Corporation
    Inventor: Richard J. May
  • Patent number: 8875950
    Abstract: A mixing module that includes a mixing chamber formed of a cold flow material and placed within a housing which includes a compression device for compressing the cold flow material through which extends a reciprocating rod, preferably in the form of a valve rod relative to one or more chemical ports formed in the mixing chamber to mix or deliver chemicals within a mixing reception recess. The mixing chamber features a locking arrangement between the cold flow material mixing chamber and the housing which acts to prevent movement of the mixing chamber within the housing due to a sticking of the reciprocating rod to the mixing chamber which otherwise produces a position change in the mixing chamber as the compression device is temporarily compressed until the rod be comes unstuck and releases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Pregis Intellipack Corp.
    Inventor: Matthew Hayduk
  • Patent number: 8875947
    Abstract: A dual dispensing apparatus for dispensing two flowable components having a first storage chamber for the first component, and a second storage chamber for the second component. The two storage chambers are arranged next to one another and each have an outlet for the first or the second component respectively at their distal ends. The apparatus also has a first plunger for penetrating into the first storage chamber and a second plunger for penetrating into the second storage chamber. A respective piston for dispensing the respective component is molded to each plunger and is sealingly guided by the respective wall of the storage chamber. Each storage chamber has at least one first guide element at its end remote from the outlet and each plunger has at least one second guide element adjacent to the respective piston. The first and the second guide elements are configured for mutual engagement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Sulzer Mixpac AG
    Inventors: Manfred Obrist, Ralf Seifer
  • Patent number: 8876021
    Abstract: An applicator assembly for mixing at least a first and second component is provided. The applicator assembly includes a manifold configured for operable engagement with at least a first and second source of component, the manifold including at least a first and second component channel therethrough, an elongated shaft extending distally from the manifold, the elongated shaft including at least a first and second component lumen extending the length thereof, the at least first and second component channels in fluid communication with the at least first and second component channels, a tip assembly defining a first chamber, an intermediate chamber and a final chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Confluent Surgical, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason Fortier, Les Hull, Art Driscoll
  • Patent number: 8875751
    Abstract: A storage and dispensing container includes: a housing having a bottom plate with a feed opening defined therein, and a generally cylindrical outer wall extending around an outer periphery of the bottom plate; a funnel disposed at a lower end of the housing, in flow communication with the feed opening; a drum having an outer wall defining an interior that is partitioned into at least two chambers which are open at upper and lower ends thereof, the wall including a cylindrical portion which is coupled to the outer wall of the housing, such that the drum is rotatable relative to the housing; and a removable cap which closes off the upper end of the drum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Inventors: Moses Nueman, Jr., Wayne Grubaugh, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20140319167
    Abstract: A beverage dispensing system comprising a dispensing device including a dispensing valve for dispensing a beverage, an actuator for initiating the dispensing of said beverage through said valve, a display screen having a user interface being coupled to said dispensing device, wireless communication electronics coupled to said beverage dispensing system and adapted to communicate with a wireless transponder and a controller functionally connected to said at least one dispensing valve, said display screen and said wireless communication electronics.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2014
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Inventor: Peter Dorney
  • Patent number: 8870028
    Abstract: A dispensing device is disclosed having an ampoule with at least four storage lumens extending axially along the length of an ampoule body, a mixing tip coupled to a distal end of the storage lumens, the mixing tip having at least four gasket seats formed therein, each gasket seat corresponding to one of the storage lumens, and an outlet lumen in fluid communication with the storage lumens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: Restek Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas E. Kane, Brian A. Jones
  • Patent number: 8872027
    Abstract: A dispenser apparatus (2) for a curable liquid material is disclosed. The apparatus comprises a flexible bag (8) defining a first compartment (10) for accommodating a first component of a curable liquid material, and a second compartment (12) for accommodating a second component of the curable liquid material and adapted to communicate with the first chamber to enable mixing of the first and second components to initiate curing of the curable liquid material. A first clamp (14) temporarily prevents mixing of the first and second components, and an elongate nozzle (16) communicates with the second compartment to dispense the mixed curable liquid material therefrom. A second clamp (18) temporarily prevents passage of the curable liquid material from the second compartment to the nozzle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: CMP Products Limited
    Inventor: Samuel Liam Proud
  • Publication number: 20140312069
    Abstract: A powdered and liquid chemical distribution system for distributing powdered and liquid chemicals. The system includes a transport module having a plurality of chambers arranged in series to automatically distribute both a powdered chemical and a liquid chemical to a point of use along a single line, wherein the plurality of chambers share a chamber wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2014
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Inventors: James W. Livingston, Michael A. Steed, Scott D. E. Alhart
  • Patent number: 8857665
    Abstract: An internal chamber incorporated with the cap of a container, for example, a disposable beverage bottle. The internal chamber has an internal bore designed to hold a powder or liquid that can be released into the container. The chamber is inserted into a bottle or similar container when the cap is placed over the opening. A push-button on the top of the cap advances an actuator within the internal bore to push a diaphragm out of the distal end outlet port in the chamber to release the ingredient(s) within the internal chamber into the container. The diaphragm also has two or more peripheral guide rails to ensure that it remains aligned with the chamber housing during those movements. Alternative embodiments utilize a dome cover over the push-button. In use, the cap of the container can be removed, which will simultaneously remove the chamber, allowing the liquid in the container to be consumed or decanted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Inventor: John H. Owoc
  • Patent number: 8857667
    Abstract: An integrated beverage blending system comprising an ice portion control module, an ingredient module; an ice dispensing conduit in communication with the ice portion control module, and an ingredient dispensing valve removably connected to the ice dispensing conduit and in communication with the ingredient module. Ice is dispensed into a beverage container via the ice dispensing conduit and the ingredient is dispensed into the beverage container via the ingredient dispensing valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Enodis Corporation
    Inventors: Roberto Nevarez, William E. Smith, Jan Claesson, Harry Edward Wing
  • Publication number: 20140284355
    Abstract: The present disclosure is drawn to a disinfectant system which can be used to disinfect surfaces. The system includes a first chamber containing a first solution and a second chamber containing a second solution. The first solution can include an alcohol, an organic carboxylic acid, and from 0.01 ppm, to 1,000 ppm by weight of a transition metal or alloy thereof based on the first solution weight content. The second solution can include hydrogen peroxide. The system further includes a dispenser through which the system is configured to mix and dispense the first solution and the second solution immediately before being dispensed. A peracid composition is formed upon mixing of the first and second solutions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 5, 2014
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Applicant: Solutions BioMed, LLC
    Inventors: Brian G. Larson, Daryl J. Tichy
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8833577
    Abstract: A childproof closure for a dispensing apparatus (5) having first bayonet fastening means (20), wherein the closure (40, 50, 80, 100) has second bayonet fastening means (21). One of the two bayonet fastening means (20, 21) has bayonet lugs (30, 32) which can be introduced into corresponding socket elements (25, 27) of the other bayonet fastening means (20, 21). Both bayonet fastening means (20, 21) moreover have coding elements (13, 23, 35, 38) for a preset alignment of the closure (40, 50, 80, 100) and of the dispensing apparatus (5). The closure (40, 50, 80, 100) has a closure element (40, 50) having first engagement elements (43, 70) and a securing cap (80, 100) which at least partly covers the closure element (40, 50) and has second engagement elements (75, 130). The securing cap (80, 100) and the closure element (40, 50) are connected cohesively strongly, but rotatably with respect to one another, by means of shape-matched elements (58, 60, 90, 120).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Sulzer Mixpac AG
    Inventor: Sasan Habibi-Naini
  • Patent number: 8820580
    Abstract: A dispensing nozzle assembly for dispensing a number of micro-ingredients into a fluid stream. The dispensing nozzle assembly may include a micro-ingredient mixing chamber, a number of micro-ingredient lines in communication with the micro-ingredient mixing chamber such that the micro-ingredients mix therein, and a mixed micro-ingredient exit such the mixed micro-ingredients are dispensed into the fluid stream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: The Coca-Cola Company
    Inventor: Lawrence B. Ziesel
  • Patent number: 8814003
    Abstract: A beverage dispensing apparatus may be adapted to mix together a concentrate fluid with a base fluid. In particular implementations, an apparatus may include a trunk line carrying the base fluid, a manifold, an inline and an outline extending between the trunk and the manifold, a python and a bar gun assembly fluidly connected to the downstream side of the manifold by a plurality of conduits contained in the python, wherein the apparatus includes a recirculation channel having an inlet port and an outlet port fluidly connected to respective in and out conduits in the python, the said in and out conduits being fluidly connected respectively to the inline and the outline of the cool fluid trunk line via the manifold, the beverage dispensing apparatus further including a plurality of product lines, a mixing mechanism and a dispensing outlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Schroeder Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: David Santy, A. A. Jud Schroeder
  • Patent number: 8807393
    Abstract: The present application describes a product dispenser. The product dispenser may include at least one macro-ingredient source, at least one micro-ingredient source positioned about the dispenser, a diluent source, a dispensing valve, a number of pumps or metering devices, and a user interface. The user interface receives a request for a product type and instructs the pumps or metering devices to dispense a predetermined type and ratio of macro-ingredients, micro-ingredients, and diluent to the dispensing valve for a predetermined flow rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: The Coca-Cola Company
    Inventors: Gregg Carpenter, David R. Newman, Nilang Patel, Paul A. Phillips, Arthur G. Rudick, Lawrence B. Ziesel
  • Patent number: 8807392
    Abstract: A nozzle system for use with a multi-flavor beverage dispenser includes a mixing chamber having a fluid outlet therefrom; a diluent injector configured to deliver a mixing fluid from without to within the mixing chamber; and a number of concentrate injectors configured to independently deliver a fluid concentrate from without to within the mixing chamber. The concentrate injector each have associated therewith a self-sealing dispensing valve configured to substantially limit fluid flow through its respective concentrate injector to from without the mixing chamber to within the mixing chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Lancer Corporation
    Inventors: Donald W. Smeller, Jarrell L. Jennings, III, Robert L. Robinson, Merrill R. Good, George E. Hernandez
  • Patent number: 8806842
    Abstract: A frangible blister packaging for mixing and dispensing fluid at point of use. A multi-compartment force activated container formed by sealing a lidding closure material over formed fluid filled independent containment cavities interconnected by a pressure release frangible sealing area there between. A mixing flow path is initiated by compression on the upstream flexible compartment, forcing content fluid to mix into the downstream compartment for dispensing therefrom. The frangible sealing area is formed independently of the container compartment sealing assuring a force fluid transfer stream projection for maximum fluid inter-mixing before dispensing by compression of upstream compartment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: The Packaging Consultants Group
    Inventors: Steven Eric Penn, Ronald Radwin, Michael Anthony Castaldo
  • Patent number: 8800818
    Abstract: A multi-chamber dispenser may be provided and may include one or more chambers that may be removably fastened to a rigid frame and/or one or more chambers that may be permanently fastened to the rigid frame. A chamber may be actuated by rotating a cap, or an actuator, or both, to an application position and then pressing the cap or actuator in order to dispense the substance of one or more chambers. The substance may be dispensed via an independent dispensing conduit or a shared dispensing conduit. The multi-chamber dispenser may operate in any orientation and may operate when less than all of the chambers are fastened to the dispenser.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Inventor: Evan Greenberg
  • Publication number: 20140196273
    Abstract: Devices, systems, and methods are provided for controlling a quantity of cutting fluid dispensed for a cutting tool within a CNC or other machining system. The devices, systems, and methods may include controlling multiple fluids such that coolant, lubricant, or other fluids can be delivered at different locations, at different flow rates, have their flow rates changed independently, and/or have their flow rates changed dynamically during a machining operation. In some embodiments, a feedback loop or input may be provided to obtain and/or provide information regarding the machining operation—such as cutting force, cutting temperature, cutting friction, machining operation, tool in use, work piece geometry, and/or material—and automatically and/or independently modify the fluid flow rates. The fluid may be atomized with air or other gases to minimize the quantities of fluid used. Components in the system may be modular to allow the system to be used with existing and new machining technologies.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2012
    Publication date: July 17, 2014
    Applicants: THE UNIVERSITY OF UTAH RESEARCH FOUNDATION, THE UNIVERSITY OF UTAH
    Inventors: Alagar Krishnan Balaji, Venugopal Raghavendra Ghatikar
  • Publication number: 20140171552
    Abstract: The subject matter of the present application is a cold-curing two-component-epoxy adhesive, comprising (a) an epoxy-resin-component and (b) a curing agent-component, comprising a mercaptan curing agent, in which the epoxy-resin-component comprises a color change indicator. Also described is a method for monitoring the curing progress of cold-curing two-component-epoxy adhesive via color change of the adhesive.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2014
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Inventors: Giorgio Zaffaroni, Antonello Talamini, Monica Noseda
  • Publication number: 20140158241
    Abstract: This invention relates to a flexible membrane separation valve, comprising a housing (120), the lateral surfaces of which are provided with slits (121), within which housing (120) a flexible membrane (122) with cylindrical symmetry is housed, within which an insert (130) having a body (131) with cylindrical symmetry is in turn housed, the insert (130) comprising a proximal end (132) having a proximal apex (133) spaced along the longitudinal axis of the insert (130) from a base (134) with cylindrical symmetry, through which the proximal end (132) joins to the body (131), the proximal apex (133) being joined to the base (134) through a continuous surface, the valve being characterised in that the proximal end (132) has an axial section such that tangent lines to the proximal apex (133) form an angle containing the longitudinal axis of the insert that is lower than or equal to 90°. The invention further relates to an apparatus for mixing a liquid comprising such a flexible membrane separation valve.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2012
    Publication date: June 12, 2014
    Applicant: SEKO S.P.A.
    Inventors: Gabriele Patreangeli, Stefano Livoti
  • Publication number: 20140158709
    Abstract: Methods, apparatuses, and systems for dispensing an off-gassing liquid product mixed with a diluting product are provided. A liquid product or product solution is moved through a primed product line and towards a dispenser. The liquid product is combined with the diluting product to create a solution. The solution is dispensed. The product line is cleared of unused or displaced liquid product by redirecting at least a portion of the unused or displaced liquid product in the product line to a displacement system operatively attached to the product line. The displacement system includes a check valve including a crack pressure that allows the unused or displaced product to be dispensed back into the product source or a separate, secondary container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2013
    Publication date: June 12, 2014
    Applicant: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Jared R. Freudenberg, Troy A. Anderson, Henry Louis Carbone, II, Ryan Carroll, Ryan Jacob Urban
  • Publication number: 20140158716
    Abstract: Methods, apparatuses, and systems for dispensing an off-gassing liquid product mixed with a diluting product are provided. A liquid product or product solution is moved through an unprimed product line and towards a dispenser. The liquid product is combined with the diluting product to create a solution. The solution is dispensed. The product line is cleared of unused liquid product to unprime the product line after the dispensement of the solution. The unused product may be directed back into a product container from which it was held.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2013
    Publication date: June 12, 2014
    Applicant: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Jared R. Freudenberg, Troy A. Anderson, Henry Louis Carbone, II, Ryan Carroll, Ryan Jacob Urban
  • Patent number: 8734694
    Abstract: A device (1) for manufacturing a three-dimensional object by a layer wise solidification of a building material at positions in the respective layers that correspond to the object is provided. A feed (96) that supplies the building material to a building space (10) in the device (1) and at least two filler portions (98a, 98b) that are provided at the feed (96) and are independent from one another are provided, wherein one connector (99a, 99b) is provided for each building material supply container (100a, 100b) in order to supply the building material from outside of the device (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: EOS GmbH Electro Optical Systems
    Inventors: Hans Perret, Thomas Halder, Jochen Philippi, Peter Keller, Gerd Cantzler, Michael Göth, Siegfried Schimitzek, Andrea Weichselbaumer
  • Publication number: 20140117040
    Abstract: A dispenser (10) for dispensing flowable materials has a container assembly (12) having a dividing wall (19). A first chamber (18) and a second chamber (20) are defined in the container assembly (12). The first chamber (18) is configured to contain a first flowable material (M1) (140) and the second chamber (20) is configured to contain a second flowable material (M2) (142). A membrane (34) is positioned in the container and cooperates with the dividing wall (19) to enclose the first and second chambers (18, 20). The membrane (34) has a first section (132) having a first weld seam (148) and a second section (134) having a second weld seam (150). The first section (132) is separated from the second section (134) by a non-rupturable member (33). Rupture of the membrane (34) allows the flowable materials into a third chamber (42) in which the flowable materials mix to form a mixture, and from which the mixture is dispensed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2013
    Publication date: May 1, 2014
    Applicant: James Alexander Corporation
    Inventor: Richard J. May
  • Patent number: 8708197
    Abstract: A portable refrigeration system having a refrigerator unit with a door surface, aperture surface, dispenser surface, and inner cavity, a door pivotally attached to the door surface which can move between an open and closed position allowing and preventing access to the inner cavity, the unit further having standard refrigeration components for cooling the inner cavity, a base, the unit is mounted atop the base such that a gap exists between the dispenser surface and base, a first, second, third and fourth aperture are in the aperture surface, a lid removably attached to the aperture surface functioning to temporarily cover the apertures, which can move between an open and closed position allowing and preventing access to the aperture, a dispenser on the dispenser surface having a first dispenser for water or liquid and a second dispenser for ice, and a plurality of control buttons on the unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Inventor: Kenneth L. Brewer
  • Publication number: 20140090659
    Abstract: A quick and convenient method for coloring hair is disclosed. According to an embodiment, a hair dye applicator is provided. The hair dye applicator includes two containers that can be locked together prior to use. Each container can include at least one hair dye component. In one embodiment, a first container can include a hair color component while the second container can include a developer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2013
    Publication date: April 3, 2014
    Inventor: Tina Wright-Frohnhoefer
  • Patent number: 8684232
    Abstract: Colorant fluid dispensing device (1) for dispensing multiple colorant fluids, comprising more than one fluid container (2) at least one dispenser outlet (3), wherein the fluid containers are in fluid connection with the at least one dispenser outlet via pumping means (4) the pumping means comprises more than one piston pump (5), each piston pump comprises a central pump tube (15) in which a piston (20) is provided with a piston rod (21) for moving the piston inside the central pump tube, the colorant fluid dispensing device further comprises driving means (36) for moving the piston rods of said piston pumps, control means (38) for controlling the driving means, and the driving means comprises a movable selector (37) configured to engage the piston rods of a selection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignee: Full Process S.A.
    Inventor: Renatus Petrus Cornelis Meeuwisse
  • Patent number: 8684234
    Abstract: A method of measuring or dosing dry mixture ingredients includes providing separate flow channels for ingredients. The flow channels including at least a first flow channel and a second flow channel configured such that the first flow channel is at least partially disposed around the second flow channel. The first flow channel may include an outer concentric metering screw and the second flow channel may include an inner concentric metering screw. The method further including providing a first material to the first flow channel and a second material to a second flow channel, wherein one of the first and second materials comprises a single dry ingredient and the other of the first and second material comprises multiple dry ingredients. The materials are advanced through the channels to a shared exit where a mixing zone is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignee: Kraft Foods Group Brands LLC
    Inventors: Ricardo Bacellar, Cristiano Fernandes, Joao Mauricio Magalhaes Moreira, Vanessa Poletti Ferreira Olivatti, Antonio Paulo Pivesso, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8684233
    Abstract: A fluid container unit including: a container coupling for coupling a supply/discharge port of a first container with a supply/discharge port of a second container; a single nozzle member having a nozzle tube; a connection cap having a first end for holding a base portion of the nozzle member and a second end for covering one side of the container coupling by fitting around an outer periphery thereof; an intermediate adaptor having a pair of pusher elements facing the first and the second supply/discharge ports, respectively; and a supply/discharge port opening mechanism for moving the intermediate adaptor toward the container coupling and opening the supply/discharge ports by the pusher elements. The pusher elements are movably held in a direction along a longitudinal axis of the nozzle tube in the connection cap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignees: Saraya Co., Ltd., Olympus Medical Systems Corp.
    Inventors: Suguru Nishio, Kojiro Kotani, Ryo Inoue, Takayoshi Iwanami, Yoshiyuki Sato
  • Patent number: 8678048
    Abstract: The invention relates to the field of food industry, more particularly, to commercial equipment, and is useful in apparatuses for dispensing beer and other foaming and/or carbonated beverages from an isobaric storage to plastic bottles or glasses for sale in retail kiosks, shops, restaurants, and bars. The technical result of the present invention is a simplified maintenance both of the apparatus for a manual dispensing of beverages as a whole due to excluding the need for a sanitary treatment of a part of the filling pipe each time a container is filled and a simplified maintenance of taps due to eliminating the need for frequent washing of units and parts of these means after the dispensing of beer or another beverage is over. The technical result is reached by two embodiments of the three-way cock (6364), which are installed in the apparatus for a manual dispensing of foaming and/or carbonated beverages to uncovered containers (54).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Inventor: Sergei Aleksandrovich Buchik
  • Patent number: 8672186
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a multi-chamber container having a container housing (4), which comprises a first chamber (1) for receiving a first product component and a second chamber (2) for receiving a second product component. The container further has a device (15, 16; 60, 61) for producing a pressure difference delivering the first and/or second product components out of the respective chamber, a removal opening (33), which communicates with the first chamber (1) and/or the second chamber (2) and is disposed on a housing head (3, 53), and further a metering device (3, 15, 16; 60, 61, 66) for dispensing the product component from the first and/or second chambers (1, 2). The object of the present invention is to provide a multi-chamber container, which has a relatively space-saving and compact design.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignee: Scapa Holding GmbH
    Inventor: Christoph Geiberger
  • Publication number: 20140061233
    Abstract: A fluid application system includes a diluent reservoir, a chemical container, a sprayer housing, a manifold located in the sprayer housing, and a pump assembly in fluid communication with an outlet of the manifold. The manifold includes a diluent inlet in fluid communication with the diluent reservoir, a chemical inlet in fluid communication with the container, a mixing chamber in fluid communication with the diluent inlet and the chemical inlet and the outlet of the manifold. The pump assembly draws a mixture of the chemical and the diluent from the manifold and sprays the mixture of the chemical and the diluent from the nozzle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2013
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Inventors: Christopher F. Lang, James R. Crapser, Thomas A. Helf, Jeffrey L. Crull, Evan A. Sparks, Cunjiang Cheng, Jonathan Mark Dalton, David Jackson Trettin, Spencer Ralph Dodge, Hee Seung Lim
  • Publication number: 20140048560
    Abstract: A metering component for a two-component dispensing gun includes a first metering rod and a second metering rod. The first metering rod includes a first tip section at one end that terminates into a first intermediate sealing section. The first intermediate sealing section terminates at a first base section at an opposite end of the first tip section. The second metering rod includes a second tip section at one end terminating in a second intermediate sealing section, wherein the second intermediate sealing section terminates at a second base section at an opposite end of the second tip section. The first metering rod is interconnected to the second metering rod at the first base section and the second base section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2012
    Publication date: February 20, 2014
    Applicant: FOMO PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventors: Dave Bina, Laird Daubenspeck, Stefan Gantenbein, John McQuaid
  • Patent number: 8651334
    Abstract: The invention pertains to a cartridge (1) with at least one chamber (6a, 6b) for accommodating a substance that respectively features a dispensing opening (11a, 11b) and another opening that is closed by a piston (8a, 8b) that can be displaced in the chamber and serves for dispensing the substance. The cartridge (1) furthermore features a piston rod mechanism (4) for displacing the piston (8a, 8b) in the chamber (6a, 6b). In this case, the piston rod mechanism is composed of several piston rods (14, 14a, 14b, 15, 15?) that can be transferred from a first dispensing stage to a second dispensing stage with the aid of a spring element (18, 18a, 18b).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: Kettenbach GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Matthias Suchan, Alexander Bublewitz
  • Patent number: 8631824
    Abstract: An apparatus, method and system provides for dispensing liquid products to two or more appliances. Liquid diluent is communicated through an anti-siphon valve (64) connected in fluid communication to an aspirator (14). A mixed solution from the aspirator (14) is communicated to a distribution valve (36) for directing flow of a liquid product to two or more appliances using a single aspirating dispenser (12).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2014
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: John Thomas Pelkey, Richard Jondall Mehus, Ryan Jacob Urban, Nicholas Donald Parent, Scott Russell Limback
  • Publication number: 20140008391
    Abstract: The syringe contains an outer barrel, a compressible inner barrel threading through a support ring inside the outer barrel, and a plunger sealing the back of the outer barrel. The outer barrel has a hollow cylindrical body with an outer orifice at a front end. Inside the outer orifice, a positioning ring is provided whose circumference is configured with parallel ribs so that a number of channels are formed. The inner barrel has a bellows structure capable of being compressed and stretched along the axial direction. A tubular inner orifice is configured at a front end of the bellows structure. The plunger has a cylindrical shape. On a front side of the plunger, there is an axial chamber in the center surrounded by a push surface. Along the circumference of the plunger, there is at least a circling rib. The syringe could be applied to an ordinary adhesive gun.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2012
    Publication date: January 9, 2014
    Inventor: Ivy LIN
  • Publication number: 20130334250
    Abstract: A container for isolating first and second fluids, such as beverage concentrate components, until dispensing is provided, as well as methods of assembly and dispensing. The container can have a body for containing the first fluid and an insert, received at least partially within the body, for containing the second fluid and isolating the first and second fluids. A first fluid exit path and a second fluid exit path can both be blocked by a valve member. When the valve member is moved to an open position, flow through both the first and second fluid exit paths can occur.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2011
    Publication date: December 19, 2013
    Inventor: Gary J. Albaum
  • Patent number: 8602264
    Abstract: A foam production pump includes a button (110) having an outlet port (112), a housing (120), a closure (130) for mounting the housing to a container, a stem (170) performing an up-and-down motion, a shaft (150) mounted in the lower part of the button, a foam net (158) for producing foam, a housing cap (140) for isolating an air space and a solution space of the housing from each other, an air piston (126), a solution piston (180) mounted at the outside of the stem, an air valve (128) for opening and closing a piston air hole, a first compression spring (160) disposed between the shaft and the solution piston, a second compression spring (165) disposed between the shaft and a support groove of the housing cap, and an opening and closing member (200) for opening and closing a lower end inlet port of the housing when pumping.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Assignee: Chong Woo Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chung Kee Lee