With Sleeve-type Discharge Controller Patents (Class 222/171)
  • Patent number: 8535125
    Abstract: A feed unit for filling a coin module with coins improved in such a way that a plurality of coin modules can be filled or loaded with just one feed unit. The coin feed unit is a coin drum which is rotatable inside a shell. A coin stock compartment is provided into which coins can be filled via a charge aperture. A dispensing compartment is provided inside the coin drum from which coins can be taken out via the discharge aperture. A passage is arranged in such a way that coins get from the stock compartment into the dispensing compartment as the coin drum rotates around a pivot pin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Assignee: Wincor Nixdorf International GmbH
    Inventors: Christian Starke, Thorsten Neumann, Axel Grimm, Stig Goepel, Wilfried Meyer
  • Patent number: 7882991
    Abstract: A food container particularly configured for use with food products having a refuse component, such as sunflower seeds having shells and cherries having pits. The food container comprises an inner cup having a wall that encloses a receptacle that is open at the top and a chamber that is closed at the bottom. A divider separates the chamber, which stores the food product for consumption, from the receptacle, which receives the refuse. The inner cup is rotatably received in a sleeve. The consumer rotates the sleeve to align an outer opening thereon with an inner opening on the inner cup to dispense food product from the chamber. A cover closes the outer opening and prevents rotation of the sleeve. A beverage can be served in the receptacle. An indexing mechanism and a rotation mechanism can be incorporated into the food container. The food product chamber can include a freshness seal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2011
    Inventor: Frederick M. Schechter
  • Patent number: 6966460
    Abstract: A device for containing and supplying loose materials, includes: a support frame (5); a rigid container (2) mounted on the support frame (5) and exhibiting at least one opening (3); elements (4) for opening or closing the at least one opening (3). The rigid container (2) is rotatably constrained to the support frame (5) and is rotated on the support frame (5) with rotating elements (11). The container (2) is mobile between at least a first position, in which the at least one opening (3) is located in an upper position for loading loose material into the container (2), and at least a second position, in which the at least one opening is located in a lower position for unloading the loose material from the container (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2005
    Assignee: System S.p.A.
    Inventor: Franco Gozzi
  • Patent number: 6935537
    Abstract: A salt dispenser for a beverage bottle includes a rotatable member defining a cavity and including a top surface having an aperture formed therein and for receiving salt therethrough to be disposed within the cavity. The rotatable member includes a bottom surface oppositely spaced from the top surface and having a plurality of apertures for allowing salt to pass therethrough. A stationary member is removably attachable to a top opening of a beverage bottle and is slidably receives the rotatable member about a perimeter thereof. The stationary member has a top surface provided with a channel substantially aligned beneath the plurality of apertures for communicating therewith to allow salt to pass downwardly from the cavity to a perimeter of a beverage bottle. The device further includes a plug attached to the top surface of the stationary member for preventing salt from passing beyond the top opening of a beverage bottle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2005
    Inventor: Jose H. Tellez
  • Patent number: 6439152
    Abstract: Disclosed is a device for marking the path along the ground of a rolling wheel, comprising: a container having a perimeter, and a single opening along the perimeter for dispensing a marking substance contained within the container, and a sliding gate covering the opening, the gate slidable from a closed position in which it fully covers the opening, to open positions wherein progressively more of the opening is exposed, to adjust the delivery of the marking substance through the opening. The device is mounted to the outside of the wheel so that it rotates with the wheel, the container thereby dispensing the marking substance by gravity when the container opening is rotated by the wheel rotation to a position in which the substance can fall from the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2000
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2002
    Inventor: Richard J. Kady
  • Patent number: 6151955
    Abstract: A device and method for testing for the recovery of vapor in a system in which a fluid is dispensed into a tank through a nozzle, according to which a vacuum is created to induce the flow of the vapor into the nozzle. The vacuum is measured and a display is provided that indicates whether or not the vacuum attains a predetermined threshold value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 1999
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2000
    Assignee: Dresser Equipment Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Gary Michael Ostrowski, Richard Michael Smith
  • Patent number: 5809384
    Abstract: A developing device includes a toner cartridge mounting portion, and a toner cartridge to be detachably mounted on the toner cartridge mounting portion. The toner cartridge mounting portion has a bottom wall having a toner acceptance opening formed therein, and a pair of supporting side walls disposed on the opposite side edges of the bottom wall, and an engaging means is disposed on the inner surface of one of the supporting side walls. The toner cartridge includes a generally cylindrical container having an unsealably sealed toner discharge opening formed in the peripheral wall of the container, and a toner accommodated in the container. An engaged means to be engaged with the engaging means is disposed in the outer surface of one side wall of the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 1996
    Date of Patent: September 15, 1998
    Assignee: Mita Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazuo Johroku, Masanobu Maeshima
  • Patent number: 5385181
    Abstract: The invention relates to a dispensing cartridge adapted to discharge material therefrom to a receiving member during a dispensing operation. The cartridge includes an inner tubular member with an inner port therein. The cartridge also includes an outer tubular member with an inner surface, an outer surface, and an outer port therein. The inner tubular member is mounted rotatably within the outer member and is in sliding contact therewith. A cover is coupled to the inner tubular member and is adapted to rotate the inner tubular member in response to movement of the cover from a first position, wherein the inner port and the outer port are aligned with one another to define an exit aperture for discharging material from the cartridge to the receiving member, to a second position, wherein the inner port and the outer port are misaligned from one another to define a closed position preventing discharge of material from the cartridge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 1993
    Date of Patent: January 31, 1995
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Anil Bhagwat, Alan Howard
  • Patent number: 5259533
    Abstract: A dispenser for smoothly and reliably dispensing flowable or particulate matter such as fish food is provided, in which dynamic gravity of the matter itself is utilized to regulate dispensing of the same in an uncomplicated manner. The dispenser has a container adapted to be mounted upon a rotatable shaft and having a hollow interior with two openings therethrough for communicating with external surroundings. A partition is mounted within the container interior for dividing a portion of the container interior into a plurality of compartments. The partition extends between the openings to limit quantity of matter falling into one of the compartments as the container rotates. A duct is mounted to rotate with the container and communicates with one of these openings. As the container rotates, the partition regulates the quantity of matter falling into the dispensing compartment and directs matter not discharged from the dispensing compartment back into the other compartment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 1991
    Date of Patent: November 9, 1993
    Assignee: Poseidon Aqua Products Inc.
    Inventors: George Kornfein, Stanford Pavenick
  • Patent number: 5118013
    Abstract: A toner cartridge has an outer cylinder and an inner cylinder contained in the outer cylinder in such a relation that it is adjacent to the outer cylinder and rotatably slidable relative thereto. Outer cylinder toner discharge openings are formed in the outer cylinder and spaced in the longitudinal direction thereof. Inner cylinder toner discharge openings are formed in the inner cylinder and spaced in the longitudinal direction thereof, the inner cylinder toner discharge openings being alignable with the outer cylinder toner discharge openings. Opposite ends of the outer cylinder are provided with notches. The outer cylinder toner discharge openings are spaced by at least one outer cylinder rib. The inner cylinder toner discharge openings are spaced by at least one inner cylinder rib which is not axially aligned with the outer cylinder rib.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 1990
    Date of Patent: June 2, 1992
    Assignee: Oki Electric Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Eisaku Mutou, Kiyoshi Matsuda
  • Patent number: 5037018
    Abstract: An automatic feeder for tropical fish comprises a rotatable container containing granular feed and a driving device for rotating the container only at preselected times to discharge a predetermined amount of feed from the container. A switch turns on a drive motor at the preselected times to rotate the container, and a pre-settable timer controls the actuation of the switch. The container has a rectangular shape and is divided into a feed-receiving portion and a feed-discharge portion which communicate with each other through an adjustable opening. Rotation of the container through one revolution causes a predetermined amount of feed to flow from the feed-receiving portion through the opening into the feed-discharge portion for discharge from the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 1989
    Date of Patent: August 6, 1991
    Assignee: Seikosha Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takumi Matsuda, Keiichi Yoshizawa
  • Patent number: 4863069
    Abstract: An applicator for particulate carpet-cleaning compositions having a cylindrical body formed of relatively rotatable inner and outer concentric cylindrical members in 360.degree. frictional nested engagement, separately attached non-rotatably to opposite wheel members of greater diameter than the body, and having dispensing apertures in cylinder which may be closed by the other depending on relative rotational positions. The cylindrical members are relatively rotatable very easily be opposed manual rotation of the wheels to dispensing positions, a closed position, and a filling position in which major filling openings in the cylindrical members are aligned. The cylindrical members are indexed to exact relative positions for accurate dispensing, spill-free filling and air-tight closure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 1988
    Date of Patent: September 5, 1989
    Inventors: William F. Glaeser, Grant D Hodges, David R. Sheppard
  • Patent number: 4726495
    Abstract: A packaging for a product in a powder form including an upper housing, a co-axial lower housing a plug positioned internally and functioning in conjunction with the lower housing, and a tapered middle part for temporarily engaging the lower end section of the assembly including the upper housing and plug to the lower housing such that the assembly can be closed. A stop is also provided which restricts the axial sliding of the assembly and determines the maximum opened position of the assembly. A means is also provided to block the packing in the closed position which prevents axial sliding of the assembly but permits axial swiveling of the assembly in relation to the lower housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 1985
    Date of Patent: February 23, 1988
    Assignee: Societe EPARCO S.A.
    Inventor: Tristan Bavaveas
  • Patent number: 4678342
    Abstract: Apparatus for mixing and dispensing feed material particularly for cattle comprises a cylindrical drum which has an inlet in the form of a longitudinal slot along part of the length of the drum which is closable by doors pivoted on the drum. An outlet is formed by a plurality of openings arranged around the drum at a portion thereof spaced from the inlet opening. A sleeve around the drum can be moved to open and close the outlet openings. A belt wrapped around the drum catches material discharged from the drum and feeds is out to one side of the drum. The drum can be mounted upon a vehicle for transportation along a line of receptacles so that rotation of the drum discharges material into the receptacles. The drum is free from inner moving parts or bearings which contact the feed material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 1985
    Date of Patent: July 7, 1987
    Inventor: Austin L. Dalman
  • Patent number: 4281918
    Abstract: In a photocopier including a movable member carrying a photoconductive layer, a charging station for charging the layer, an illuminating station for photographically exposing the layer, a developing station provided with a magnetic brush and arranged to supply a magnetic single component toner to the brush for developing the image formed on the layer, a transfer station for transferring the developed image to a record material sheet, and a cleaning station for cleaning the layer, the stations being disposed in succession along the path of movement of the movable member for bringing each portion of the layer into operative association with each station in succession, in combination with a cassette containing a supply of such toner, the developing station is provided with a structure for receiving and holding the cassette in a position for dispensing toner for supply thereof to the magnetic brush, and the cleaning station is provided with a structure for receiving and holding the cassette in a position for coll
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 1979
    Date of Patent: August 4, 1981
    Assignee: Olympia Werke AG
    Inventor: Hermann Fortmann
  • Patent number: 4089601
    Abstract: Disposable toner cartridge for copying machine which has an outer casing with a first opening, and a container mounted within the casing and provided with a second opening. The container is movable between a position of containment of the toner, in which it is maintained during shipment, and a position of discharge, in which it is turned upon positioning of the cartridge in the copying machine and in which the first and second openings are aligned for discharging therethrough the toner into the copying machine. The casing is provided with clamping elements for clamping the container in the discharge position to prevent any subsequent movement of the container starting from the discharge position, so avoiding the re-use of the cartridge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 1977
    Date of Patent: May 16, 1978
    Assignee: Ing. C. Olivetti & C., S.p.A.
    Inventor: Lorenzo Navone
  • Patent number: 3980047
    Abstract: An apparatus for the application of a controlled quantity of finely divided particulate material on a tacky surface, without imparting any shearing force, having a porous, rotating, laterally movable, cylindrical cartridge for storing and dispensing said particulate material which performs a sieving operation to break up particle aggregates prior to dispensing said particulate material, a roller for transferring said particulate material from the dispensing cartridge to the tacky surface as the roller moves over said surface and, a housing for said elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 1974
    Date of Patent: September 14, 1976
    Assignee: E. I. Du Pont de Nemours and Company
    Inventors: Abraham B. Cohen, Michael J. Krawacki