Movably Mounted Supply Container Patents (Class 222/160)
  • Patent number: 9976999
    Abstract: A method for performing thin-layer chromatography applies a liquid sample to a separating layer. A mobile phase is subsequently applied to the separating layer and brought into contact with the liquid sample. After a developmental phase, a thin-layer chromatogram is produced. The liquid sample is taken up from a sample storage container with the aid of an autopipette using a new pipette tip for each sample application operation and applied to the separating layer. A device for performing the method includes a support plate for the accommodation of the separating layer, a first storage container for the accommodation of the sample, and a second storage container for the accommodation of the mobile phase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: MERCK PATENT GMBH
    Inventor: Michael Schulz
  • Patent number: 9853170
    Abstract: A solar cell module manufacturing method includes: applying, when applying the adhesive in a narrow and long manner in a predetermined direction on a surface of the solar cell, the adhesive such that the thickness of the adhesive from the surface has a predetermined thickness at a central portion of the solar cell and such that the thickness from the surface becomes thinner gradually in a direction from the central portion of the solar cell toward an outer edge portion of the solar cell at an end portion of the solar cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masaya Nakai, Yukihiro Yoshimine, Tomoki Narita
  • Patent number: 9505601
    Abstract: The invention discloses a carrier stand for a sports cooler having a travel closed position on a taller dispensing position. The stand can be integrated or removable from the cooler.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Inventor: Derek Ray Shoup
  • Patent number: 8985932
    Abstract: In a multi-silo distribution and storage system, the regions between the stationary and transport batchers, and between transport batcher and storage bin are isolated during asphalt discharge with a bellows automatically deployed when clamshell gates of the stationary and transport batchers are opened. The storage bin is provided with a sealing door that lifts vertically for unsealing and slides horizontally to permit access to the bin interior for receiving asphalt discharged from the transport batcher. After registry above the top bin opening, the sealing door is forced downwardly to create a tight seal. For prolonged storage, a fluid seal isolates the lower discharge gate of the storage bin. Steam is delivered to the stored asphalt and bin interior to displace atmospheric oxygen vented through a valve in the bin top. An oxygen sensor linked to a process controller monitors the oxygen level within the storage bin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Inventor: Michael R Hawkins
  • Patent number: 8978931
    Abstract: A machine for making and dispensing semiliquid and/or semisolid food products comprises a frame (2) furnished with a base (4) and an operating unit (6) for processing at least one mixture for making and dispensing the products. The operating unit (6) is movable at least between a raised position and a lowered position relative to the base (4) through the agency of a respective movement means (8).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: ALI S.p.A. - Carpigiani Group
    Inventors: Andrea Cocchi, Roberto Lazzarini
  • Publication number: 20150060487
    Abstract: A water server includes a raw water container which can be slid into and out of a loading space, while being placed on a slide table. The slide table has a container holder adapted to restrain the peripheral side wall of the raw water container. The minimum height and the shape of the container holder are determined such that when the peripheral side wall of the raw water container is collapsed, the raw water container is never pulled up by the container holder as a result of the peripheral side wall getting caught on the container holder, and such that when the raw water container becomes empty, the raw water container is received within the container holder. This prevents portions of the peripheral side wall from protruding into spaces behind front distal ends of side plates defining the loading space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 5, 2012
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventor: Yoshinori Orita
  • Patent number: 8851330
    Abstract: A press-on cosmetic container has a main tube, an inner tube, a spring and an actuator. The main tube has multiple positioning protrusions and multiple sliding slots. The inner tube has multiple ribs. Two ends of the spring respectively abut the main tube and the inner tube. The actuator is mounted between the main tube and the inner tube and pushes the ribs, such that the ribs are revolved and each rib is positioned alternately through the sliding slots and abutting the positioning protrusions of the main tube. A user can hold the press-on cosmetic container with one single hand to allow a sprayer of a bottle mounted in the cosmetic container to protrude outside or to be stored inside, which is convenient for use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Inventor: Sin-Hsiung Chen
  • Publication number: 20140263460
    Abstract: A press-on cosmetic container has a main tube, an inner tube, a spring and an actuator. The main tube has multiple positioning protrusions and multiple sliding slots. The inner tube has multiple ribs. Two ends of the spring respectively abut the main tube and the inner tube. The actuator is mounted between the main tube and the inner tube and pushes the ribs, such that the ribs are revolved and each rib is positioned alternately through the sliding slots and abutting the positioning protrusions of the main tube. A user can hold the press-on cosmetic container with one single hand to allow a sprayer of a bottle mounted in the cosmetic container to protrude outside or to be stored inside, which is convenient for use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventor: Sin-Hsiung CHEN
  • Publication number: 20140252040
    Abstract: The invention discloses a carrier stand for a sports cooler having a travel closed position on a taller dispensing position. The stand can be integrated or removable from the cooler.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2013
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Inventor: Derek Ray Shoup
  • Patent number: 8813350
    Abstract: A ball grid array presentment apparatus and associated method are provided. The apparatus has a stationary guard defining a first passage. A core is mounted adjacent to the stationary guard, the core being operably moveable between an unload position and a second position. The core defines a second passage and supports a workpiece fixture operably retaining the ball grid array. The unload position of the core operably aligns the second passage to the first passage, the aligned passages being sized to permit access to unload the ball grid array from the workpiece fixture. The second position of the core operably misaligns the second passage from the first passage whereat the core and the stationary guard cooperatively form an enclosure around the workpiece fixture containing a supply of balls that are not retained in the ball grid array.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Seagate Technology LLC
    Inventors: Niandong Liu, William A. Nelson, James O. Anderson
  • Patent number: 8807397
    Abstract: A device that dispense dosages of a free-flowing substance has a support column with a horizontal support arm (10) cantilevered thereon. The device includes a holder unit (20) on which at least one movably supported receiving unit (30) is arranged. The receiving unit is designed so that at least one dosage unit (70) can be set into, as well as taken out of, it. The holder unit contains at least one agitation actuator (50) that acts on the receiving unit. The dosage unit can be fastened to the receiving unit by means of a pre-tensioned clamping module (60). For the insertion and/or removal of the dosage unit, the clamping module can be spread apart from a dispensing position into a loading position by means of an opener module that is based on the holder unit. In the dispensing position, the opener module is uncoupled from the receiving unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Mettler-Toldeo AG
    Inventors: Marc Zehnder, Pascal Frei
  • Publication number: 20140203037
    Abstract: With a substantially intermediate position as a starting point, a syringe is reciprocated in an X-axial direction with a given reciprocation range by a plurality of times, and a stringiness portion that hangs down from a paste discharge port toward a mask plate is cut off in an intermediate portion thereof. The syringe is traveled to the substantially intermediate position, and with this position as a starting point, the syringe is reciprocated with a reciprocation range smaller than the reciprocation range of the paste cutting operation, and a part of the residual paste hanging from the paste shakes off downward. The syringe is traveled in an end direction of a guide member side, the syringe is rotated about an axial line, and translated into a horizontal storage posture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2013
    Publication date: July 24, 2014
    Applicant: PANASONIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hideki Uchida, Takashi Yazawa
  • Publication number: 20140174347
    Abstract: A mounting assembly for an adhesive dispenser includes a sliding board, a first fixing board, and a second fixing board. The sliding board includes two sliding rails on two opposite sides thereof. An adhesive container is mounted on the sliding board. The first fixing board includes a first sliding groove. The second fixing board defines a second sliding groove corresponding to the first sliding groove. The first fixing board and the second fixing board are mounted on the adhesive dispenser and opposite to each other, the sliding board is slidably attached to the first fixing board and the second fixing board with the two sliding rails slidably receiving the first, second sliding grooves. When replacing the adhesive container, the sliding board is slipped out of the first sliding groove and the second sliding groove. Thus, the adhesive container can be easily removed and replaced by users.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2013
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Applicants: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD., HONG FU JIN PRECISION INDUSTRY (ShenZhen) CO., LTD.
    Inventors: TENG-TSUNG HUANG, GONG-SHUI CHENG
  • Patent number: 8746238
    Abstract: An inhaler for the oral administration of a pharmaceutical medium, having a housing with a mouthpiece, a container unit accommodated in an inhalation region of the housing and including a medium container and an outlet connector having an outlet orifice, which outlet connector is capable of being moved relative to the medium container for the purpose of triggering a discharging operation, and a discharge sensor for the detection of a discharging operation. The housing has a main portion and a detecting wall portion capable of movement relative to the main portion and which is configured and/or disposed for displacement relative to the main portion during a discharging operation, and the discharge sensor detects the displacement of the detecting wall portion in relation to the main portion of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Aptar Radolfzell GmbH
    Inventor: Joerg Kohnle
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8662352
    Abstract: A fluid dispenser and a method for using the fluid dispenser with a syringe barrel holding a fluid including a distribution of composite materials. The fluid dispenser includes a dispensing valve operable to dispense the fluid and a coupling for fluidly connecting the syringe barrel to the dispensing valve. The fluid dispenser also includes a support frame for rotatably supporting the syringe barrel and a motorized drive unit configured to rotate the syringe barrel. The syringe barrel rotates via the motorized drive unit to distribute the composite materials uniformly within the fluid for dispensing the fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: Nordson Corporation
    Inventors: Stephen R. des Jardins, William MacIndoe, Robert W. Springhorn
  • Patent number: 8651341
    Abstract: A divot repair cart for filling divot holes with a repair mixture. The cart has a self-supporting wheeled frame, a push handle for use at a standing height, a repair mix reservoir at a first height above the ground, and a rear-facing dispensing spout having a divot alignment position adjacent the ground in which the spout is visible from the push handle for aligning it with a divot hole. Repair mix is dispensed by tilting the cart. The spout may be movable relative to the cart, and further operable with a remote control such as a cable, to move the spout from the divot alignment position to a raised transport position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Inventor: Rick Luther
  • Patent number: 8651336
    Abstract: A long-life substance dispensing device for a washing machine, particularly a dishwasher, comprises: —a body (20?, 30?) designed to be sealingly fixed to a structure of the washing machine, —a support means (40) adapted to contain a total amount of a substance sufficient for performing a plurality of washing cycles, —an actuation system (47?, 50?, 61?) which is electrically controllable for causing delivery of at least one dose of the substance contained in the support means (40). The actuation system (47?, 50?, 61?) comprises at least one drive element and one driven element (47?) capable of cooperating to obtain the delivery. The actuation system (47?, 50?, 61?) is arranged for being able to take on an operative condition, wherein the drive element (61?) is operatively coupled with the driven element (47?), and an inoperative condition, wherein the drive element (61?) is decoupled from the driven element (47?).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: Eltek S.p.A.
    Inventors: Costanzo Gadini, Renato Gaj, Marco Moro, Chris Efstathios Housmekerides
  • Patent number: 8640924
    Abstract: A water dispensing apparatus includes a lifting system and a water reservoir. The apparatus automatically installs a water bottle by lowering and inverting the water reservoir atop a water bottle, coupling the water reservoir to the water bottle, and raising and inverting the water reservoir with the water bottle coupled therewith. One or more compartments are filled with water from the inverted water bottle, and water is dispensed from each compartment through a dispenser. Multiple compartments may be included in the water reservoir, with the water in one compartment being electrically cooled and water in another compartment being electrically heated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Assignee: Inspiration Trend, LLC
    Inventors: Gonzalo Almada, Ian Kovacevich, Kevin Dahlquist, Thomas Philpott
  • Patent number: 8608032
    Abstract: A disinfectant dispenser includes a rotating assembly coupled to a base and rotatable thereabout and a first motor operatively coupled to the rotating assembly for rotation thereof when activated. A carriage is pivotally mounted to an upper portion of the rotating assembly and movable between vertical and horizontal configurations. A second motor is operatively connected to the carriage for moving the carriage between the vertical and horizontal configurations. A control unit is electrically connected to the power source and motors and includes programming for activation thereof. A delivery unit configured to hold a propellant container is attached to the carriage, the delivery unit defining an outlet to dispense the propellant when activated. A solenoid is positioned proximate the delivery unit so as to activate the propellant when the solenoid is actuated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Inventor: Susan M. Wolosuk
  • Patent number: 8608866
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention are related to a detergent dispenser configured to attach to an interior surface of a dishwasher door. The detergent dispenser may comprise a reservoir configured to hold detergent, wherein a portion of the upper wall of the reservoir has been removed to reduce a cross-sectional length thereof such that water flowing down the dishwasher door is encouraged into the reservoir. The detergent dispenser may also comprise a dispenser door comprising a closed configuration and an open configuration, wherein the dispenser door is configured to cover the reservoir in the closed configuration. The detergent dispenser may be configured to encourage water flowing down the interior surface of the dishwasher door to enter the reservoir when the dispenser door is in the open or closed configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Assignee: Electrolux Home Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Virgil J. Francisco, Mark D. Montgomery, Jason M. Patterson, Michael Bryan Pike, Ramon Rodriguez
  • Patent number: 8567627
    Abstract: The invention is a small container for storing and discharging liquid and/or pasty materials. The container has a cylindrical tank with a cleaning portal mounted in the top-most portion thereof, and a base further comprising a discharge hopper. The base is configured with a wedge shape and is manufactured from material capable of being deep-drawn. The base is produced in one piece with the discharge hopper. The discharge hopper is shaped jointly with the base by means of a cupping procedure and is sloped at an angle of approximately 12°. An upper area of the base is molded with a first stroke of the cupping procedure and the drainage hopper, as an eccentric drainage cup, is molded with a second stroke. The container can have a stacking support assembly mounted on an upper portion of the container, and a stacking acceptance assembly mounted on a lower portion of the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: Ucon AG Containersysteme KG
    Inventor: Klaus Schmider
  • Patent number: 8444351
    Abstract: The coating-powder-supply apparatus according to the invention comprises a powder-storage container, a powder conveyor, in order to convey powder out of the powder-storage container, and a set of scales, in order to weigh the powder located in the powder-storage container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2013
    Assignee: J. Wagner AG
    Inventors: Luigi Carlo Maria Volonte, Leopold Von Keudell
  • Publication number: 20130105512
    Abstract: Individual portions of ice cream are dispensed from a bulk container. A motor drives a lead screw, to expand a scissor linkage and drive a dispensing head against the bulk container. Pressure applied to the container causes it to collapse and discharge ice cream from an outlet. The lead screw is orthogonal with the movement of the dispensing head and the axis of collapse of the container. The container, motor and lead screw are carried on a drawer which is slidably mounted in a refrigerated housing. Pressure is monitored to regulate operation of the motor. An encoder controls the motor for a specific portion size.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2011
    Publication date: May 2, 2013
    Applicant: MCGILL TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventors: Shane Robert McGill, Martin White
  • Patent number: 8430271
    Abstract: A fluid dispenser device comprising: a reservoir (1) of fluid to be dispensed; a dispenser member (2), such as a pump or a valve, mounted on said reservoir (1); and a body (3) that is suitable for receiving said reservoir (1), said body (3) being provided with a dispenser orifice and with an opening (310) via which said reservoir (1) can be inserted into the body (3), said reservoir (1) being displaceable between a working position, in which said dispenser member (2) co-operates with said body (3) between a rest position and a dispensing position, and a withdrawn position in which said dispenser member (2) does not co-operate with said body (3), said reservoir (1) being secured to said body (3) in all positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2013
    Assignee: Aptar France SAS
    Inventor: Fabien Poulard
  • Patent number: 8408420
    Abstract: A water dispensing apparatus includes a lifting system and a water reservoir. The apparatus automatically installs a water bottle by lowering and inverting the water reservoir atop a water bottle, coupling the water reservoir to the water bottle, and raising and inverting the water reservoir with the water bottle coupled therewith. One or more compartments are filled with water from the inverted water bottle, and water is dispensed from each compartment through a dispenser. Multiple compartments may be included in the water reservoir, with the water in one compartment being electrically cooled and water in another compartment being electrically heated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2013
    Assignee: Inspiration Trend, LLC
    Inventors: Gonzalo Almada, Ian Kovacevich, Kevin Dahlquist, Thomas Philpott
  • Patent number: 8302821
    Abstract: There is provided a paste application device which can solve problems of an increased exclusively occupied space attributed to an arrangement of a syringe and of deterioration of a tube. In a paste application unit 15 (a paste application device) for applying a paste 7 stored in a syringe 16 to an application target material, a configuration is adopted in which a pump mechanism 18 for sending the paste 7 under pressure is formed by causing a discharge thread portion 32b provided at a lower portion of a rotary member 32 to rotate about an axis AX within a discharge space 31b provided in a casing portion 31, in which a discharge port 17a, which communicates with the discharge space 31b, is provided at an end portion of the casing portion 31, and in which the syringe 16 is disposed coaxially with the rotary member 32 for detachable connection thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Yuzuru Inaba, Osamu Okuda
  • Patent number: 8273009
    Abstract: A device for aspirating sample media into a pipette for use in a micro-manipulation procedure includes a ring member having an opening sized for receiving a digit of an operator, and an aspirating bulb engaged with the ring member. The aspirating bulb has an open end sized for receiving an end of the pipette, and includes a compressible chamber capable of creating a suction force suitable for aspirating the sample media into the pipette. The aspirating bulb is oriented along the ring member such that the chamber is compressible by a digit on the same hand of the operator as the digit receivable in the ring member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2012
    Assignee: Cook Medical Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Dustin John Arabia, Chad E. Unger
  • Publication number: 20120152982
    Abstract: When the water bottle 10 is in the inversion condition and in the basic state, the distance between the opening 11 of the water bottle 10 supported by the water bottle supporting portion 110 and the water bottle connector 120 supported by the water bottle connector supporting portion 130 becomes the normal distance for connecting the opening and water bottle connector appropriately. In the water bottle exchange operation, the distance between the opening 11 of the water bottle 10 supported by the water bottle supporting portion 110 and the water bottle connector 120 supported by the water bottle connector supporting portion 130 becomes large according to the drawing operation of the used water bottle 10 in the front direction, finally the water bottle connector 120 is disconnected from the opening 11, the detaching operation of the water bottle can be completed. The attaching operation of the water bottle can be completed by the opposite operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2010
    Publication date: June 21, 2012
    Applicant: O-KEN WATER CORPORATION
    Inventor: Norio Ogino
  • Patent number: 8124010
    Abstract: A reusable container for the sterile transfer of pharmaceutical recipients, in particular of syringe bodies. The container comprises an outer case and a sterilizable interior, wherein the interior is microbially isolated from the environment of the container. The interior has at least one holder for accommodating at least one nest for storing a plurality of pharmaceutical recipients. The nest can be removably accommodated in the holder. The container further has at least one container door for removing or introducing the nest into the interior and at least one lock for coupling the container to a sterile space. The lock is configured in such a way that, after coupling to the sterile space, it is possible to open the container door without substantially suspending sterility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2012
    Assignee: F. Hoffman-La Roche AG
    Inventors: Rolf-Dieter Gabel, Martin Knierim
  • Patent number: 8042711
    Abstract: A receiving device in a dosage-dispensing device, which serves to receive any insertion unit that can be inserted in the receiving device, includes a plurality of support arms that are arranged parallel to each other and extend in their lengthwise direction substantially orthogonal to the direction of gravity. At least two support arms are arranged in planes lying above one another relative to the direction of gravity. Each support arm includes at least one support location, so that, when the dosage-dispensing device is in its operating state, the insertion unit can be supported through the support locations against the force of gravity. Each support arm includes at least one protrusion which serves to position the insertion unit in a plane that extends orthogonal to the direction of gravity. The main dimension of the protrusion is directed essentially against the direction of gravity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2011
    Assignee: Mettler-Toledo AG
    Inventors: Paul Luechinger, Marc Zehnder, Eduard Fringeli
  • Publication number: 20110073615
    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: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2010
    Publication date: March 31, 2011
    Inventors: Douglas Anderson, Karl M. Bogacz, Peter S. Tinucci, N. Sudhir Kumar, Ramakrishnan Anoop
  • Patent number: 7915565
    Abstract: A method of calibrating a high energy beam with a material source, the method comprising the steps of: using the high energy beam to provide an aperture, depositing material from the material source towards the aperture for a selected length of time and collecting the material which passes through the aperture, and adjusting the position and/or alignment of the material source relative to the high energy beam dependant on a comparison of the amount of material collected with a predetermined value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2011
    Assignee: Rolls-Royce PLC
    Inventors: Daniel Clark, Philip Anthony Carroll
  • Publication number: 20100252570
    Abstract: Bottom loading water coolers are disclosed, which include (1) a cabinet having an exterior portion and an interior portion; (2) a water bottle disposed in the bottom half of the interior portion of the cabinet; (3) a cold tank disposed in the top half of the interior portion of the cabinet and above the water bottle; (4) a bottle tray disposed in the bottom half of the interior portion of the cabinet that is configured to receive the water bottle in an upright position, such that the bottle tray may be reversibly pulled out of, and pushed into, the interior portion of the cabinet; (5) a pump that injects air into the water bottle at defined and periodic intervals; and (6) a specialized probe for transferring water from the water bottle to the cold tank (and for delivering air from a pump to the water bottle).
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2009
    Publication date: October 7, 2010
    Inventor: George M. Yui
  • Publication number: 20100212778
    Abstract: A concentrate dispensing system for dispensing a fluid for dilution, comprises a bracket (1) and a bottle (2). The bracket (1) is arranged to releasably hold the bottle (2). The bottle (2) is arranged to dispense a predetermined quantity of the fluid to a first receptacle type, which is freestanding, when the bottle (2) is in a freehand mode and is not held in the bracket (1). The bottle (2) is arranged to dispense a predetermined quantity of the fluid to a second receptacle type (3), which is received and guided by the bracket (1), when the bottle (2) is in a bracket mode and is held in the bracket (1).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2008
    Publication date: August 26, 2010
    Inventor: Michael O'Brien
  • Patent number: 7753232
    Abstract: A fluid dispensing apparatus is configured to dispense a predetermined volume of fluid, and includes a fluid reservoir to hold a fluid to be dispensed, a dispense tube to dispense the fluid, and an elevator mechanism. The fluid reservoir receives a fluid from a fluid supply. A dispense tube has a dispense outlet, and is connected to an outlet port on the fluid reservoir. The elevator mechanism changes a relative vertical displacement between the dispense outlet and the outlet port, such that the fluid is dispensed when the dispense outlet is lower than the outlet port, and not dispensed when the dispense outlet is higher than the outlet port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2010
    Inventors: Denis E. Keyes, John Randall
  • Publication number: 20100116847
    Abstract: An appliance for dispensing a liquid to a user, including an appliance base cabinet comprising an enclosure positioned under a counter that is fixed to a wall. The appliance base cabinet having a support member that is moveable relative to the counter. At least one dispenser spigot is coupled to the appliance base cabinet at a suitable distance below the counter to allow a user dispense water via the at least one dispenser spigot. At least one liquid storage tank is supported by the support member having an opening for out-flow of the liquid. The at least one liquid storage tank is accessible for removal or installation when the support member is moved away from the kitchen counter. The appliance further includes an intermediate reservoir within the appliance base cabinet under the kitchen counter coupled to the opening of the at least one liquid storage tank through which the liquid out of the at least one liquid storage tank is channeled to the at least one dispenser spigot.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2009
    Publication date: May 13, 2010
    Applicant: Design By Pari, LLC
    Inventors: Parvaneh Movahed Foroughi, Khosrow Foroughi, Peter Byar, John Coleman, Andrew Weiman
  • Patent number: 7654413
    Abstract: A supporting device for a packaged water dispenser that is capable of supporting a water bag of packaged water includes a supporting base and a supporting tray. The bottom of the supporting base is provided with a through hole for allowing an inlet conduit protruding from the top of the water dispenser to penetrate therein. The periphery of the supporting base is provided with a plurality of positioning pillars. Each positioning pillar is provided with an elastic element. The supporting tray is accommodated in the supporting base. The bottom of the supporting tray is formed into a funnel and provided with a penetrating hole to correspond to the position of the through hole. The penetrating hole allows the inlet conduit to penetrate therein. The periphery of the supporting tray is provided with a plurality of accommodating troughs for accommodating each positioning pillar and elastic element, so that the elastic element can support the supporting tray.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2010
    Inventor: Kuei-Tang Chang
  • Publication number: 20090078722
    Abstract: An apparatus for dispensing a flowable product from a product package through a dispensing outlet at or above a preset elevated temperature is disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2007
    Publication date: March 26, 2009
    Applicant: Automatic Bar Controls, Inc.
    Inventor: Juha K. Salmela
  • Publication number: 20080142549
    Abstract: An apparatus for the discharge of product from a bulk bag utilizing a container inverter has an enclosure with a floor, plurality of side walls, horizontal arm and outlet spout adapter. Vertical lifting and lowering to control the floor or horizontal control arm participate in securing the bulk bag. An outlet spout adapter attaching to the horizontal arm has components to secure an outlet spout in place and also a valve or flow control device. By inverting the container inverter up to one-hundred and eighty degrees, product stored within the bulk bag can be discharged. Prior to inverting, the bulk bag can be secured in place by loop or sleeve holders and the bag sides can be held in place by vacuum to interior surfaces of the enclosure. The apparatus can be mounted on a lifting and pivoting mechanism to position the enclosure over a desired discharge point.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2008
    Publication date: June 19, 2008
    Inventor: Mark Michael Kosich
  • Publication number: 20080105710
    Abstract: A glue dispenser used in lens module assembly according to a preferred embodiment includes: a container configured for supplying a glue; a needle fluidly communicating with the container; a frame with the container mounted thereon and at least one elastic member arranged between the frame and the container thereby rendering the container movable along a lengthwise direction of the needle with respect to the frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2007
    Publication date: May 8, 2008
    Applicant: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: TAI-CHERNG YU
  • Patent number: 7328856
    Abstract: The invention relates to an airless dispenser which is used to dispense low doses of liquid products. The inventive dispenser is characterised in that it consists of: a first part comprising a spray nozzle which is communicated with a network of channels on the wall of an inner truncated-cone-shaped bore, and a second part comprising a deformable container which equipped with a rigid flange for fixing the first part in the aforementioned bore. The outer periphery of the flange comprises an inclined surface which defines a vortex chamber, opposite the above-mentioned network of channels, and which, together with the wall of the first part, forms an internal peripheral outlet groove. The outlet groove is defined radially by a flexible lip forming an inlet valve which is supported by the first or second part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2008
    Assignee: Rexam Dispensing Systems S.A.S.
    Inventors: Richard Bloc, Herve Lompech
  • Patent number: 7302956
    Abstract: Dispensing device of washing agents for a dishwashing machine, of the type comprises a body (2) to be fastened to a surface or wall delimiting a washing tub, having at least a portion of said body (2) protruding inside the washing tub; said dispenser (1) has at least a tank (11) for containing a liquid washing agent, means for dosing and/or dispensing a dose of liquid washing agent, a filling port (10) through which the liquid washing agent can be introduced into the tank (11), and closing means (15) of the filling port (10). According to the invention, the closing means (15) are capable of at least two different operating positions, where in one position they are apt to receive the liquid washing agent and direct it or convey it to the filling port (10), in order to fill the tank (11).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2007
    Assignee: Eltek, S.p.A.
    Inventors: Daniele Cerruti, Stefano Belfiore, Costanzo Gadini
  • Patent number: 7257355
    Abstract: A toner supply device is disclosed that supplies toner contained in a toner container to a developing device in an image forming device. The toner supply device includes a conveyance pipe for conveying the toner from the toner container to the developing device downward, and at least one supply pipe for supplying the toner from the conveyance pipe to the developing device downward. The conveyance pipe is connected to the toner container for conveying the toner from the toner container to the developing device. The supply pipe has an upper portion connected to the conveyance pipe and a lower end capable of advancing into the developing device. In addition, a conveyance member is rotatably located in the supply pipe for conveying the toner downward. The supply pipe is located such that a center axis of the supply pipe is slanted relative to the horizontal line at a repose angle of the toner or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2007
    Assignee: Kyocera Mita Corporation
    Inventors: Tetsuro Tomoe, Tetsuo Tanda, Kenichi Tanabe
  • Patent number: 7185648
    Abstract: A medicament dispenser including a medicament container having a dispensing outlet; an agitator for agitating the contents; and a driver for driving the agitator independent of any container movement. The medicament container may be a metered dose inhaler or delivering a suitable inhalable medicament.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2000
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2007
    Inventor: Paul Kenneth Rand
  • Patent number: 7032785
    Abstract: A caulking gun includes a gun body, a push rod, a push plate, an adjusting knob, and a piston lever. Thus, the adjusting knob is rotated to move away from the push plate to increase the incline angle of the push plate, so that the push plate is locked on the push rod in a tilt manner to lock and move the push rod without having to replace the push plate, thereby enhancing the lifetime of the caulking gun.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2006
    Assignee: Kai Shyun Enterprise Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chi-Chuan Huang
  • Patent number: 7032786
    Abstract: A caulking gun includes a gun body, a push rod, a push plate, an adjusting seat, a driving member, and an elastic member. Thus, the adjusting seat is movable in the gun body by rotation of the driving member to adjust the incline angle of the push plate by guidance of the tapered urging face of the adjusting seat so as to increase the incline angle of the locking hole of the push plate, so that the locking hole is locked on the push rod in a tilt manner so as to lock and move the push rod, without having to replace the push plate, thereby enhancing the lifetime of the caulking gun.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2006
    Assignee: Kai Shyun Enterprise Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chi-Chuan Huang
  • Patent number: 6826448
    Abstract: A cement packing vehicle includes a cement accommodating unit and an automatic packing machine for packing a predetermined quantity of powdery cement. A powdery cement service center supplies powdery cement to the cement packing vehicle. According to an order from packed-cement purchaser, the vehicle personnel in the cement packing vehicle pack the required quantity of cement by using the automatic packing machine in the cement packing vehicle, and directly distribute the packed cement to the packed cement purchaser.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2004
    Assignee: Mitomo Corporation
    Inventors: Kikuo Kaga, Haruo Kaga, Kenji Umeda, Takeyoshi Hirai, Shunsaku Wakabayashi
  • Publication number: 20040069325
    Abstract: Dispensing device of washing agents for a dishwashing machine, of the type comprises a body (2) to be fastened to a surface or wall delimiting a washing tub, having at least a portion of said body (2) protruding inside the washing tub; said dispenser (1) has at least a tank (11) for containing a liquid washing agent, means for dosing and/or dispensing a dose of liquid washing agent, a filling port (10) through which the liquid washing agent can be introduced into the tank (11), and closing means (15) of the filling port (10).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2003
    Publication date: April 15, 2004
    Inventors: Daniele Cerruti, Stefano Belfiore, Constanzo Gadini
  • Patent number: 6715647
    Abstract: A funnel with support assembly for pouring paint from a can, having a funnel and a funnel support having a holster and a stand upon which the holster is supported. The funnel may be supported upon the funnel support. The funnel has a large opening located in proximity to the funnel top, a small opening located in proximity to the funnel bottom, and a cap for sealing its small opening. In use, the holster and stand are positioned above a paint tray. The user seals the small opening of the funnel with the cap and attaches the large opening of the funnel to the top of an open can of paint. The can of paint and the attached funnel are then inverted and positioned within the holster. The user begins the flow of paint by removing the cap from the funnel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2004
    Inventor: Todd Ivins