Graduated Transparent Container Or Trap Patents (Class 222/158)
  • Patent number: 10271962
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a device and method for applying a bone graft material to the body. The device includes a cylinder into which bone graft material is loaded. Specifically, the bone graft material is loaded into the cylinder through a funnel at a proximal end of the cylinder and dispensed through a tip at a distal end of the cylinder. After the bone graft material is loaded, a sleeve within the cylinder can be removed in order to create a channel within the bone graft material. Water or other hydrating fluid may be inserted into the channel through a port adjacent the proximal end of the cylinder in order to hydrate the bone graft material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Inventors: Robert Heald, Richard Lim
  • Patent number: 10244789
    Abstract: A liquid vessel which allows a user to mount and utilize an electric vaping device as a handle. The liquid vessel includes a beverage container, a handle bridge, and a mounting hole. The beverage container holds and dispenses liquid. The handle bridge receives the electric vaping device. The handle bridge is positioned offset form a base of the beverage container and is laterally connected to the beverage container. The mounting hole traverses through the handle bridge and is positioned parallel to a central axis of the beverage container. Additionally, the mounting hole is positioned offset from the beverage container in order to provide a clearance space for the electric vaping device. A tank system of the electric vaping device is positioned within the mounting hole and a battery case of the electric vaping device is mounted to the handle bridge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Inventor: Prince Devillmous Austin
  • Patent number: 10165898
    Abstract: A coffee bean conveyance device includes a conveying unit, a coffee bean holding unit and a driving mechanism. The conveying unit is a hollow member detachably assembled to the coffee bean holding unit, such that the coffee bean holding unit and the conveying unit are internally communicable with each other. The driving mechanism is eccentrically connected to the conveying unit, such that axes of the conveying unit and driving mechanism are parallelly spaced from each other. When the driving mechanism operates, coffee beans in the coffee bean holding unit are caused to stably move into the conveying unit and a constant weight or quantity of coffee beans is continuously fed to a coffee bean grinder or a coffee bean dispenser disposed below an outlet of the conveying unit. With these arrangements, the feeding of irregular weight or quantity of coffee beans to the coffee bean grinder or dispenser is avoided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: ACAIA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Rex Poway Tseng
  • Patent number: 10039889
    Abstract: A fluid injection system and a fluid verification system for confirming that a syringe, containing a fluid for injection, is fully filled with fluid and neither has free space (i.e., air) near the distal end thereof when the syringe is provided in an upright position nor contains air bubbles. Imaging processing techniques and systems are also provided to determine various injection parameters and to verify the type and certain properties of fluid that is present within a syringe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Inventors: Kevin P. Cowan, Michael A. Spohn, Michael McDermott
  • Patent number: 9999722
    Abstract: A device for delivering fluid into the body is provided. The device may comprise a reservoir including at least one wall for retaining fluid and a plunger (400), wherein the plunger is articulated with a drive screw (300) having a distal end (304) that rotates within the plunger and displaces the plunger in a linear direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: Roche Diabetes Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Ofer Yodfat, Shai Ben-David
  • Patent number: 9649445
    Abstract: A maximum settable dose feature is disclosed that is set by a user or health care professional one time that prevents future injections from exceeding the desired maximum dose. The feature includes a locking band (5) initially in an unlocked configuration, which transforms to a locked configuration when activated after setting a desired maximum dose. The feature can include a trigger mechanism (6,11) to transform the locking band (5) to the locked configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GmbH
    Inventor: Christopher Jones
  • Patent number: 9585503
    Abstract: A dry product dosage dispenser has a container with a cavity between top and bottom ends, a cap on the top end, and an internal partition extending between the top and bottom ends of the body, forming two sub-cavities within the body. The internal partition forms a diverging funnel-like structure giving each sub-cavity a wide upper opening on one end and a narrow lower opening on the opposite end to help product freely flow from one end to the other. Product passes from one sub-cavity to the other through an opening in the internal partition. The dispenser is flipped from its upright position to dispense the product passed through the opening. An adjustable volume compartment can be used at the second end of the container to enlarge the volume of the dispenser and provide variable dosages. The internal partition may be removable or separate for use as an insert.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: The Quaker Oats Company
    Inventor: Thomas Branton Watson
  • Patent number: 9549640
    Abstract: A dry food dispensing device for controlling the portion size of the dispensed food, comprising a storage receptacle for containing dry foods, wherein the receptacle is seated over a base providing a housing for a dispensing mechanism, the dispensing mechanism comprising: a turnable free flow valve having wings, capable of rotation to an opening angle defined by a position limiter; and a depressible handle for controlling the free flow valve via the position limiter, wherein the dispensing mechanism releases a portion of the dry food, with the portion being determined by a user as a function of time the turnable free flow valve is held at the opening angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2017
    Inventor: Ofer Landau
  • Patent number: 9463283
    Abstract: A maximum settable dose feature is disclosed that is set by a user or health care professional one time that prevents future injections from exceeding the desired maximum dose. The feature includes a locking band initially in an unlocked configuration, which transforms to a locked configuration when activated after setting a desired maximum dose. The feature can include a trigger mechanism to transform the locking band to the locked configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2016
    Assignee: SANOFI-AVENTIS DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
    Inventor: Christopher John Jones
  • Patent number: 9265890
    Abstract: Syringe pistons for a fluid syringe, and related sealing elements, are presented here. A syringe piston includes a piston body having a fluid end, an actuator end, and an outer seal-retaining surface between the fluid end and the actuator end. The syringe piston may utilize a piston sealing sleeve or a piston sealing cover. The sleeve can be coupled to the piston body around the outer seal-retaining surface, the piston sealing sleeve having a fin-shaped fluid seal element to form an interference fluid seal with an interior wall of a syringe barrel. The sealing cover can be coupled overlying the tip of the piston body. The cover has a fin-shaped fluid seal element to form an interference fluid seal with an interior wall of a syringe barrel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Assignee: Medtronic MiniMed, Inc.
    Inventors: Sarnath Chattaraj, Poonam S. Gulati, Kiem Dang, Jocelyn Anne Montebon
  • Patent number: 9095872
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for controlling a dispensing device. Sensor data about fluid that is being dispensed through the dispensing device may be received. A pressure of the fluid may be identified using the sensor data. A tool configured to move the fluid from a fluid source to the dispensing device based on the pressure identified to control a rate at which the fluid flows from the fluid source to the dispensing device may be controlled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2015
    Assignee: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventors: Richard Philip Topf, Martin Guirguis
  • Patent number: 9051073
    Abstract: A container for measuring a predetermined amount of liquid and dispensing that measured amount. The container includes a reservoir chamber, a measuring and dispensing chamber, and a conduit or tube for transferring liquid from the reservoir chamber to the measuring and dispensing chamber. The reservoir chamber has flexible walls which can be squeezed to drive liquid from the reservoir chamber into the measuring chamber. The passage from the reservoir to the measuring and dispensing chamber is configured and its outlet arranged so that liquid entering the chamber flows down a wall thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2015
    Inventors: Robert M. Jennings, David A. Jennings
  • Patent number: 9038860
    Abstract: A food dispenser for attaching underneath a cupboard, wherein the dispenser has a bin member having four side walls and a dispensing hatch at a bottom portion thereof, and bin channels formed in top portions of two opposite of the side walls, and a support bracket adapted to be securely attached underneath the cupboard having four side edges, wherein two opposite side edges have support channels adapted to engage respective bin channels of the bin member opposite side walls, such that the bin member can slide on and off the support bracket. The dispensing hatch is pivotally attached to one of the four side walls of the bin member, such that the hatch can be pivotally opened and closed such that food can be extracted from the bin member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Inventor: Dany Goulet
  • Publication number: 20150102068
    Abstract: A fluid dispensing container is provided having a telescoping reservoir where compressing the reservoir drives fluid from the container and through a tube, where it empties into another reservoir. The other reservoir is moveable where the opening at the top of the tube can be moved relative to the bottom of the other reservoir. When the compression is removed, fluid is pulled back down through the tube and stops when the fluid level in the other reservoir reaches the top of the tube.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2014
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Applicant: GREAT MEASURES, LLC
    Inventor: John Andrew Wegener
  • Publication number: 20150083753
    Abstract: The invention relates to a dosing device comprising a storage container and a storage chamber disposed therein, a dosing container and a dosing chamber disposed therein, and a dosing connection between the storage chamber and the dosing chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2013
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventor: Fabrice Moreau
  • Publication number: 20150076171
    Abstract: A material dispensing assembly (100) and method of operation is disclosed for converting a portable cartridge dispensing tool to a bag-type dispensing tool. The assembly comprises a single piece piston (110) for advancing material though a material housing (104), the single piece piston (110) includes a substantially square-shaped receptacle (140). The assembly further comprises a square shaped drive rack (112) for attaching to the piston (110) at the substantially square-shaped receptacle (140) at a connection end (128). The drive rack (112) further comprises a plurality of teeth (142) located thereon. The assembly (100) further has a support (127) with a substantially square profile for receiving and supporting the drive rack (112) during operation such that the construct of the drive rack and piston (110) are prevented from rotating during operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventors: Timm Herman, Kevin Whited
  • Patent number: 8931664
    Abstract: A single use dispenser package is configured and sized for storing and dispensing a single serving of a liquid or viscous product. An elongated stem on one end of the dispenser package is provided, having an aperture adaptable for dispensing a variety of products, ranging from liquid to considerably viscous products. To prevent inadvertent emission of the product, and in order to keep the opening of the dispenser package closed and sanitary prior to use, a portion of the relevant end of the dispenser package is folded over on itself and sealed with a food grade adhesive. The food grade adhesive seal may be easily broken by the user for dispensing the liquid or viscous product. The single use dispenser packages are tube-shaped to allow for easy squeezing and emission of the product out of the aperture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: Wave Creative Products Inc.
    Inventor: Diana Foster
  • Patent number: 8915400
    Abstract: A fluid dispenser having a fluid reservoir including a shoulder from which there extends a neck defining an opening; and a dispenser member, such as a pump or a valve, including a body that is held in stationary manner in the opening of the reservoir. At least one source of radiation is disposed in the proximity of the neck, outside the neck, above the shoulder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Assignee: Aptar France SAS
    Inventor: Patrick Muller
  • Publication number: 20140252039
    Abstract: A measuring and dispensing container having a flexible walled reservoir chamber, a measuring and dispensing chamber and a conduit for transferring liquid from said reservoir chamber to said measuring and dispensing chamber. The reservoir is provided with a non-squeezable handle by which it can be grasped when tilting the container to dispense liquid from the dispensing chamber so as to reduce the risk that excess force applied to the reservoir by a hand holding it will squeeze more liquid than intended into measuring and dispensing chamber. Such handle may be formed by reinforcement of at least one wall of the reservoir to provide sufficient rigidity to prevent squeezing at the reinforcement or by providing a “cut-out” in the reservoir chamber through which a user's fingers may pass and providing reinforcement on or in one or more walls of the reservoir chamber proximate to the cut out.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2013
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Inventors: Robert M. Jennings, David A. Jennings
  • Patent number: 8827115
    Abstract: A liquid storage container also having liquid measuring and dispensing capabilities includes: (a) a two-part, rotatable, threaded rod mounted on the container's longitudinal axis, (b) a disc diaphragm that cooperates with the rotation of the threaded rod to move the disc to a height in the container such that the volume of liquid beneath it is that which is to be dispensed, and (c) a coronal plane post which is slidably mounted to move up and down between the rod's two parts and by such action allows the liquid below the diaphragm to be dispensed from an orifice in the bottom of the container while air from the environment surrounding the bottom of the container is allowed to flow up a passageway in the coronal post and into a region of the container that above the level of the liquid in the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Inventor: Victor Katz
  • Publication number: 20140166698
    Abstract: A utensil liquid dispenser device may include a compressible reservoir that may include a top opening, a bottom opening and an interior housing. A plunger may be positioned within the interior housing of the compressible reservoir. A plunger rod may have a first end and a second end. The first end of the plunger rod may attach to the plunger. The second end of the plunger rod may extend out through the top opening of the compressible reservoir. A first end of a flexible hose may attach to the bottom opening of the compressible reservoir. At least one utensil fastener may be shaped around the compressible reservoir. In certain embodiments the utensil fastener may be attached to the compressible reservoir.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2013
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Inventor: John Gigliotti
  • Patent number: 8746510
    Abstract: A device for dispensing a flowable material is disclosed. The device includes a container holding the flowable material therein and a pumping assembly attached to the container. The pumping assembly includes a pump and a placard portion configured for displaying viewable information thereon associated with the flowable material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Georgia-Pacific Consumer Products LP
    Inventors: Antonio M. Cittadino, Carolyn C. Byl, Matthew T. Wilcox, Alan P. Paal, Gregory D. Budz, Robert W. Cornell
  • Publication number: 20140131384
    Abstract: A cereal dispenser includes a base, a container, and an actuation mechanism. The base supports the dispenser, provides a cradle for receiving a food receptacle, and a trigger for interacting with the actuation mechanism. The container includes a lateral surface formed around an interior volume and a dispensing mechanism with a chute, an outlet, and a portioning mechanism. The dispensing mechanism is activated by the trigger by means of the actuation mechanism. The dispensing mechanism allows cereal to flow from the interior volume, through the chute, and out of the outlet. The portioning mechanism controls how much cereal is dispensed each time the trigger is engaged, ensuring a consistent volume of cereal deposited in the food receptacle. The amount of cereal in the container is indicated by measurement markings on a transparent section of the lateral surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2013
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Inventor: Jose L MARTINEZ
  • Patent number: 8708199
    Abstract: A unified system, device and method for bulk dispensing a product in a safe and sanitary environment preventing micro and macro contamination, adulteration and product mix-up. The system comprises a bulk product dispenser having a discharge valve; a container/bag holding to-be-dispensed product in a UV-proof, fluid-impermeable, sealed environment, having a tear-tab adapted for releasing the product from outside the dispenser; and a containment device removably attachable with the discharge valve which measures and dispenses the product to the consumer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Inventor: Mark Edward James
  • Patent number: 8701929
    Abstract: The improved portable gas can includes adjustable legs along a bottom surface, which aid in stabilizing the gas can on a floor of a vehicle while in transit. The gas can includes an extension leg that is also located on the bottom surface, and which is able to secure the gas can by engaging between the truck bed surface and the tail gate. The extension leg is comprises of a lateral member and a second member pivotably engaged thereto. The second member of the extension leg is configured to extends and engage in between the truck bed and tail gate of a truck thereby securing the gas can in place while in transit. The gas can further includes a recess handle along a front surface as well as a handle positioned atop of the gas can to aid in manipulating and carrying the gas can.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Inventors: Cheri Long, Jerry Long
  • Patent number: 8690028
    Abstract: A portable filter container for manually transporting large quantities of a liquid is described. The container includes an extendible handle that allows for easy transportation of the container on a set of wheels. The handle also actuates a pump to provide pressure to the inside of the container in order to force the liquid through a filter. The handle can actuate the pump either using a piston or a lever motion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: SimpliPure, Inc.
    Inventor: Tareq Risheq
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8657159
    Abstract: A dispensing device includes a that is longitudinally movable in a second chamber and has an outer surface sealingly contacting an inner surface of the second chamber. An intermediate valve is positioned between an interior part of the first chamber and an interior part of the second chamber. The intermediate valve includes a valve seat plate having at least one opening and a valve flapper plate having at least one flapper for covering the at least one opening in the valve seat plate. The at least one flapper moves to an open position allowing the liquid product to flow from the interior space of first chamber to the interior space of the second chamber when the first chamber is moved in a first longitudinal direction and moves to a closed position limiting flow of the liquid product when the first chamber is moved in an opposite second longitudinal direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Assignee: Mezureware, LLC
    Inventor: Keld Krogh Nielsen
  • Patent number: 8657162
    Abstract: A recharge insert, for use with a spray dispenser device, is made of a matrix material impregnated with a chemical composition that is made dry-to-the-touch and is held in place by a porous three-dimensional polyethylene film that prevents direct skin contact, while allowing the chemical composition to be dissolved in solution with a diluent fluid such as water. When the spray bottle is filled with water, sealed, and shaken, the fluid penetrates into the matrix material, and the chemical composition becomes dissolved in solution, thereby creating a cleaning, sanitizing or disinfectant solution that will remain stable and fully active in use. The recharge insert may be engaged with an insert locating adapter as may be desired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Inventors: Albert R. Kelly, George Schmidt, Denise F. Ortell
  • Publication number: 20140034677
    Abstract: A closed-system fluid measuring and dispensing device is mounted to a container that draws a fluid from the container into the device and dispenses a measured amount of fluid from the device. More particularly, a closed-volume fluid reservoir in mated to the threaded neck of a bottle. Fluid flows through a tube of the device from the bottle into the reservoir. The device is inverted to dispense a desired amount of liquid from the reservoir.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2013
    Publication date: February 6, 2014
    Inventor: Gregg PAGLIARULO
  • Patent number: 8622247
    Abstract: A light up projection device with a housing and an actuator. The housing has a cavity reservoir for storing a liquid, a front end with an aperture, and a rear end with an opening. The actuator has a handle portion and a plunger portion extending therefrom. The plunger portion encloses the opening of the rear end of the cavity reservoir and interacts with the cavity reservoir to vary the volume of the cavity reservoir. A light source disposed within the actuator illuminates the actuator, the cavity reservoir and/or the liquid being projected from the device. The light source is off when the handle portion abuts the housing. The light source is on when the handle portion is pulled away from the housing, such as when liquid is being drawn into the cavity reservoir or when liquid is being projected from the cavity reservoir through the aperture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Inventor: Steve Zuloff
  • Publication number: 20130228591
    Abstract: A product dispenser package for storing a viscous product for personal use comprises a container including an interior chamber extending to a sealable opening, the interior chamber being structured and disposed for holding the viscous product, and whereby squeezing one's fingers against the container and directing one's fingers along the length of the container from the bottom end of the container towards the top end of the container forces the viscous product out of the interior chamber through the opening. In a preferred embodiment, a portion of the relevant end of the dispenser package is folded over on itself to prevent inadvertent emission of the product. The folded segments may be sealed with a food grade adhesive or held together by a band sized for engaged receipt of the folded segments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2013
    Publication date: September 5, 2013
    Inventor: Diana Foster
  • Patent number: 8517219
    Abstract: The device of the present invention is a measuring instrument. It is designed to enable the user to draw, and measure precise amounts of liquids such as flavoring extracts, oil, vinegar, syrup, molasses and the like. Its components include a lower base member and a top member joined together by a sealed connection. A dropper or equivalent structure is located in the center of the device and is used to remove the measured quantity of liquid foodstuff from the lower base member of the instant device or from a commercial bottle or container to transfer it into the top member that functions as a measuring cup. The liquid is then dispensed from the top member and mixed with other ingredients as may be required by a recipe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2013
    Inventor: Frenchette Chatman Prince
  • Publication number: 20130026189
    Abstract: A measuring and dispensing device for portable handheld containers is disclosed. The measuring device allows a user to measure and dispense contents from a handheld container with one hand, while using a second hand for managing other tasks. The measuring device comprises, in one embodiment, a body elongated along a lateral axis affixed to a conduit elongated along a longitudinal axis, wherein the conduit is detachably affixed to the opening of a bottle, jar, or similar container holding baby food, milk, granule materials, powders, oil, chemicals, aggregate, or other edible or non-edible contents. The contents are poured through the conduit into a receptacle portion of the body designed to receive only a predetermined volume of the contents, which contents are subsequently dispensed into a target container using only the motion of a user's wrist.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2011
    Publication date: January 31, 2013
    Inventors: CJ KNAPP, CHRISTOPHER J. KNAPP
  • Patent number: 8308028
    Abstract: A dispenser (1) has a source (2) of medicament with a transparent reservoir (3) of glass sheathed in a transparent plastics material shrink wrapping (4), which provides an enclosure against explosion of the glass in the event of accidental breakage of the glass. The reservoir contains not only a liquid medicament (5), but also a gaseous propellant liable to cause the glass to explode if broken. A valve (6) of the source is within a body (7) of the dispenser. The valve is attached to the reservoir by a crimped on aluminum sleeve (8). With the dispenser inverted the level (14) of the medicament (5) is within the tapered tip when the medicament is close to being used up. As use of the dispenser continues, the level falls progressively faster, giving the user an indication that a fresh dispenser will soon be required.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: Clinical Designs Limited
    Inventor: Raymond John Bacon
  • Patent number: 8292125
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a water-saver faucet to prevent wastage of water by allowing the user to pre-measure and use the desired quantity of water. The water saver faucet has a spout integral with faucet body. A knob is attached to a sliding shaft situated at the front end of the faucet body. A water pipeline is attached to other end of the faucet body. Seal assemblies are provided within the faucet body for sealing or releasing the flow of water. A graduated measuring vessel, attached to the faucet body, enables the user to directly pre-measure the quantity of water that will flow out of the water saver faucet. An air vent valve, provided on top of the graduated measuring vessel, facilitates the in/out flow of water through the graduated measuring vessel. An adopter facilitates the assembly of the graduated measuring vessel and the faucet body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: Chenicheri Vadakkil Venugopalan
    Inventor: Chenicheri Vadakkil Venugopalan
  • Patent number: 8267282
    Abstract: A quantitative dropper structure includes a resilient bottle body, a nozzle detachably sealingly connected to a bottle opening of the bottle body, and a transfer mechanism having a flow path formed of a first transfer pipe, a remaining liquid reservoir and a second transfer pipe. The nozzle has a dispensing orifice and a bottom wall formed with a perforation. The first transfer pipe has a first end communicating with the remaining liquid reservoir and a second end downward extending near to a bottom section of the bottle body. The second transfer pipe has a front end passing through the perforation to communicate with the liquid reservoir and a rear end communicating with the remaining liquid reservoir. When compressed, the liquid flows in the flow path into the liquid reservoir. After a predetermined volume of liquid is contained in the liquid reservoir, the liquid is quantitatively dispensed from the dispensing orifice.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Inventor: Hsi-Wen Pai
  • Publication number: 20120024898
    Abstract: A container to receive liquid fuel is provided. The container includes a major sub-chamber to receive the fuel, and a measuring chamber that would typically receive an oil to be mixed with the fuel. A throat joins the sub-chambers to enable mixing of the fuel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2011
    Publication date: February 2, 2012
    Inventor: Romuald Yip
  • Publication number: 20110240674
    Abstract: A quantitative dropper structure includes a resilient bottle body, a nozzle detachably sealingly connected to a bottle opening of the bottle body, and a transfer mechanism having a flow path formed of a first transfer pipe, a remaining liquid reservoir and a second transfer pipe. The nozzle has a dispensing orifice and a bottom wall formed with a perforation. The first transfer pipe has a first end communicating with the remaining liquid reservoir and a second end downward extending near to a bottom section of the bottle body. The second transfer pipe has a front end passing through the perforation to communicate with the liquid reservoir and a rear end communicating with the remaining liquid reservoir. When compressed, the liquid flows in the flow path into the liquid reservoir. After a predetermined volume of liquid is contained in the liquid reservoir, the liquid is quantitatively dispensed from the dispensing orifice.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2010
    Publication date: October 6, 2011
    Inventor: Hsi-Wen PAI
  • Publication number: 20110204086
    Abstract: The invention is a container with a neck extension having a sight glass and containing indicia to enable a user to verify the liquid content of the container with a graduated level indicator. The container enables a user to verify whether when a gasoline pump indicator reflects the dispensing of one gallon of gasoline into the container. A liquid level indicator allows the user to verify whether the pump has accurately dispensed a gallon or whether the amount of gasoline received is less than one gallon.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2010
    Publication date: August 25, 2011
    Inventor: Anthony A. Karam
  • Patent number: 8002153
    Abstract: The present invention is a powder dispenser for dispensing predetermined amounts of a powder product. The powder dispenser includes a housing and a dispensing tube. The dispensing tube removes a predetermined amount of the powder product from the housing to be dispensed into a container. The dispensing tube includes recesses having a predetermined volume to control the amount of powder product dispensed. The housing includes a lower cavity for storing containers that receive the dispensed powder product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2011
    Inventor: Kristine A. Lowther
  • Patent number: 7997822
    Abstract: A dispensing system for spreadable foodstuffs and spreadable non-food substances allowing for dispensing of metered amounts of foodstuffs or non-food substances and spreading without the need for additional utensils not part of the packaging is disclosed. The system is composed of a disposable cartridge containing a spreadable product and a reusable dispenser that acts to dispense product from the disposable cartridge. The dispenser may rapidly switch between different disposable cartridges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2011
    Assignee: Innovative Consumer Solutions, LLC
    Inventors: Ileen Rosner, Alexander Sterling Wise, Francis Kiss deVirag, Jonathan Rosner
  • Publication number: 20110174837
    Abstract: Combined applicator container and concentrate cartridge with the container including a holder for releasably holding the cartridge thereon and a transfer device interposed between the container and cartridge for transferring selected quantities of concentrate from the cartridge to the container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2011
    Publication date: July 21, 2011
    Inventors: Steven D. Nelson, Leona I. Nelson
  • Patent number: 7926682
    Abstract: Combined applicator container and concentrate cartridge with the container including a holder for releasably holding the cartridge thereon and a transfer device interposed between the container and cartridge for transferring selected quantities of concentrate from the cartridge to the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2011
    Inventors: Steven D. Nelson, Leona I. Nelson
  • Publication number: 20110079613
    Abstract: A measuring cup structure comprises a drawing pipe set including a drawing tube having a lid to connect with a container, and including a seat having a hollowly conical mouth to communicate with the drawing tube; a measuring assembly including a measuring cup and an upper cap to cover the measuring cup, wherein the measuring cup includes a scale formed on an outer rim thereof to mark graduation, and includes a raised cylinder disposed on a central portion thereof, and between the cylinder and an inner side of the scale is defined a cavity, the cylinder includes a receiving chamber fixed on a bottom end thereof, and includes a hollowly conical head disposed on a top end thereof, and the mouth extends out of the head, the head includes a guiding member fitted thereon and having a conical surface to guide the liquid to the cavity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2009
    Publication date: April 7, 2011
    Inventor: Chang Tsung Chih
  • Patent number: 7845524
    Abstract: An apparatus for dispensing a flowable substance (e.g., a fluid) has a first housing with an indicating apparatus and a pour chamber. The indicating apparatus may have an indicating chamber with an indicating inlet for receiving fluid. The indicating apparatus also has indicia identifying amounts of fluid flowing through the pour chamber. The pour chamber has a pour inlet for receiving fluid, and an outlet in fluid communication with the pour inlet. To provide a definite separation, the first housing additionally has a wall between the indicating chamber and the pour chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2010
    Assignee: Union Street Brand Packaging LLC
    Inventors: Christopher T. Evans, Christopher Gieda, Benjamin Mizrahi, Charles W. Sears, Paul Bertram, David J. Schultz
  • Patent number: 7766250
    Abstract: An antistatic reusable cup holder and fluid supply assembly. One or more of the reusable cup holder, disposable cup, disposable lid, or reusable outer lid is made of an antistatic material. In use, the chargeable particles in a coating mixture do not stick to the disposable cup so that uniformity of the coating mixture is maintained while it is dispensed. A method of maintaining the uniformity of a coating mixture during dispensing is also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2010
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: Michael J. Kosmyna, Ralph A. Wisniewski, Mark E. Charpie
  • Patent number: 7753289
    Abstract: A flexible, disposable cup for use in a fluid supply assembly. The disposable cup is made of an antistatic material whereby chargeable particles in a coating mixture do not stick to the disposable cup so that uniformity of the coating mixture is maintained while it is dispensed. A method of maintaining the uniformity of a coating mixture during dispensing is also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2010
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: Michael J. Kosmyna, Ralph A. Wisniewski, Mark E. Charpie
  • Patent number: 7744011
    Abstract: A flexible, disposable cup for use in a fluid supply assembly. The disposable cup is made of an antistatic material whereby chargeable particles in a coating mixture do not stick to the disposable cup so that uniformity of the coating mixture is maintained while it is dispensed. A method of maintaining the uniformity of a coating mixture during dispensing is also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2010
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: Michael J. Kosmyna, Ralph A. Wisniewski, Mark E. Charpie
  • Patent number: 7665672
    Abstract: A flexible, disposable liner for use in a fluid supply assembly. The disposable liner is made of an antistatic material. In use, the chargeable particles in a coating mixture do not stick to the disposable liner so that uniformity of the coating mixture is maintained while it is dispensed. A method of maintaining the uniformity of a coating mixture during dispensing is also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2010
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: Michael J. Kosmyna, Ralph A. Wisniewski, Mark E. Charpie