Removable For Discharge Patents (Class 222/179.5)
  • Patent number: 10350061
    Abstract: Accordingly, embodiments of the present invention provide an IOL insertion device that facilitates the injection of the IOL in a controlled manner. The insertion device includes a front modular portion and an injector. The modular portion may be preloaded with an IOL and coupled with the injector. The injector includes a distal portion, a body, and a plunger. The distal portion includes a front seal which has a longitudinal bore at the center, through which a distal portion of the plunger passes. The plunger tip is tapered. The plunger also includes a sealing element situated between its distal portion and its proximal portion. The sealing element includes a small aperture through which a fluid, such as a viscoelastic or a balanced salt solution (“BSS”) and the like, may pass toward the proximal end of the body when the plunger advances distally. As the fluid passes through the small aperture on the sealing element on the plunger, a constant speed and force is maintained as the IOL is ejected into the eye.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Surgical Vision, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin R. Springer, David A. Ruddocks, Mark S. Cole
  • Patent number: 9010573
    Abstract: There is provided in one aspect a nozzle boot arrangement for supporting a nozzle of a fuel dispensing unit, the nozzle including a spout and a base portion including a grip. The arrangement includes a nozzle boot including means for supporting the nozzle at the base portion thereof, and a section for receiving at least a portion of the spout. The arrangement also includes a stopper provided at said receiving section and formed separately from said nozzle boot. The stopper is arranged to cooperate with the spout to prevent the nozzle from falling about from the nozzle boot arrangement by rotation of the nozzle about said supporting means. According to further aspects, there is provided a fuel dispensing unit, a nozzle boot module and method of manufacturing a nozzle boot arrangement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Wayne Fueling Systems Sweden AB
    Inventors: Bengt Ingemar Larsson, Hanna Helgesson
  • Patent number: 8523020
    Abstract: The dispensing device provides dispensable material in a closable container in concert with a corresponding accessory so that the container and the accessory can be commonly stored when not in use, and further provides a ventilated storage volume within the device that can facilitate drying and aerating the accessory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Assignee: Digital Innovations LLC
    Inventors: Tony J Abfall, Kara Lineal, Paul Holbrook
  • Publication number: 20130175298
    Abstract: A dispenser for dispensing a substance, such as a liquid lipstick or other cosmetic, pharmaceutical or cosmeceutical product, has a body with a variable-volume storage chamber for storing the product. A dispensing portion is connected with the body and a one-way valve for dispensing amounts of product therethrough. The dispensing portion defines a compression chamber in fluid communication with the storage chamber for receiving product therefrom, and an outlet aperture coupled in fluid communication with the compression chamber. The one-way valve has a valve seat, and a visco-elastic valve cover seated on the valve seat and defining a normally-closed, axially-extending seam therebetween forming a fluid-tight seal between the valve cover and valve seat. The flexible valve cover is movable relative to the valve seat, and the seam is connectable in fluid communication with the outlet aperture to allow the passage of product through the seam and out of the dispenser.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2012
    Publication date: July 11, 2013
    Inventors: Daniel Py, Julian V. Chan, Giovanni Rodriguez
  • Publication number: 20120145744
    Abstract: Disclosed is a liquid dispenser that can be stored in an upside-down position so that the liquid settles adjacent the opening. Therefore, the liquid is readily accessible for instant dispensing. A cap is included to cover the opening during storage, and a polymeric holding film is attached to the cap by an attachment mechanism. The polymeric holding film is a smooth, flexible, and drapable polymeric film that allows for sliding along the work surface, but provides for holding against a force applied to the dispenser away from the work surface. When such a force is applied, the dispenser is removed from the cap, while the cap and polymeric holding film remain secured to the work surface. Therefore, with one hand the user can remove the dispenser from the cap and dispense the liquid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2010
    Publication date: June 14, 2012
    Inventor: Sean C. McGreevy
  • Publication number: 20120043348
    Abstract: A magnetically-hanging spice dispenser comprises a plate assembly and a container assembly. The plate assembly comprises a non-magnetic planer plate and permanent magnets. The container assembly comprise a cylindrical spice container, a circular removable cap and a magnetic element. Magnetic attraction force between the magnetic element of the container assembly and the permanent magnet of the plate assembly is exerted when the container assembly is placed in proximity to the plate assembly. The container assembly and the plate assembly form self-seal in order to prevent dust, air, moisture and the like from entering into the spice container. The plate assembly further comprises ferromagnetic materials. Each ferromagnetic material has a greater dimension than each hole of the plate assembly so that the permanent magnet can securely attach to the planer plate by magnetic attraction force alone without use of glue.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2011
    Publication date: February 23, 2012
    Inventor: Go Simon Sunatori
  • Patent number: 8056764
    Abstract: A hand-operated device that can be actuated to dispense a predetermined volume of liquid food product (LFP) for use in food preparation and food consumption is provided. The device includes an actuator, an opening, a reservoir for storing the food product, and a liquid metering device for controlling a volume of LFP dispensed at the opening. The device may include a heater that functions to heat and/or liquefy the food product. The device may also include a volume adjuster that allows a user to vary the predetermined volume of LFP dispensed with each actuation of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2011
    Inventors: Ronald Paasch, John Walsh, Steven Ettelson, Jo Ann M. Jorge
  • Patent number: 7934670
    Abstract: A grinding machine (20) for use in grinding materials, the grinding machine (20) comprising: a grinder assembly (22) for receiving material therein; at least one removable hopper (24) attachable proximate to the grinding assembly (22) for dispensing material to the grinder assembly (22); a passage (22) defined in the hopper being cooperatively placed in communication with the grinding assembly (22) for dispensing material from the hopper (24) to the grinder assembly (22); a displaceable shutter (70) being positionnable in an open position when the hopper (24) is placed on the grinder assembly (22) and being positionnable in a closed position when the hopper (24) is removed from the grinder assembly (22); and a slide gate mechanism (42) including a slide gate (42) and a mover linked to the slide gate for controllably opening and closing passage of material from the hopper (24) to the grinder assembly (22) for grinfind material therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2011
    Assignee: Bunn-O-Matic Corporation
    Inventor: David F. Ford
  • Patent number: 7766192
    Abstract: A fluid dispenser assembly comprising a fluid dispenser (101), a pack (120) for co-operating with the dispenser in such a manner as to fasten the pack to the dispenser, the pack including a fastener zone, and the dispenser including reception means for receiving the fastener zone, the assembly being characterized in that the reception means comprise at least one set of two opposite longitudinal grooves (111) for receiving the fastener zone (121) of the pack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2010
    Assignee: Valois S.A.S.
    Inventors: Jean-Paul Lecoutre, Alex Milian
  • Publication number: 20090277927
    Abstract: A bar gun holster assembly for receiving a bar gun. Bar guns are used to dispense beverages, typically soda and/or water therefrom. A holster assembly is a device that provides a place for a user to put the bar gun, nozzle first when it is not being used. Applicant's bar gun includes three components: a mounting plate, a holster portion, and a drain portion. The mounting plate is designed to attach to a support surface, such as the underside of a table or bar. The holster portion includes a cylindrical bar gun nozzle receiving member for receiving the nozzle of a bar gun slideably therein. The drain body is adapted to receive fluids dripping from the end of a nozzle and passing them to a drain line. Applicant's device includes walls that releasably couple the three members one to the other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2008
    Publication date: November 12, 2009
    Inventors: A.A. Jud Schroeder, Michael Romanyszyn
  • Publication number: 20090194566
    Abstract: A moisture resistant granular substance dispenser that includes a storage chamber formed from a moisture absorbing material, an aperture within the bottom surface of the chamber for filling and dispensing, and a separate receptacle having a liner, wherein the dispenser is lifted off the receptacle and shaken during use, and wherein the bottom surface of the storage chamber is placed upon and contacts the liner when the dispenser is not in use such that a seal is created between the liner and the bottom surface of said storage chamber and thereby prevents atmospheric moisture from entering into the chamber through the filling and dispensing aperture. The moisture absorbing material used along with the function of the liner reduce the moisture trapped in the chamber and also resist moisture from entering into the chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2008
    Publication date: August 6, 2009
    Inventor: Ruth L. Prager
  • Publication number: 20090110467
    Abstract: A surface treatment dispenser is provided for substantially eliminating potentially harmful surface contaminants. The dispenser includes a handle coupled to a pair of nesting roller members each having a plurality of openings with one roller member being rotatable between a position where the plurality of apertures are aligned to allow the flow of decontaminant from within the inner nesting roller member and where the plurality of apertures are not aligned to prevent the flow of decontaminant. The device may also include a fine mesh cylinder within the inner nesting roller member to substantially prevent soaking the surface with decontaminant and a storage sleeve. Other decontamination devices are also provided that includes a container of decontaminant with a removable applicator in fluid communication with the contents of the container and a wipe containing decontaminant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2007
    Publication date: April 30, 2009
    Inventor: Sandra R. H. Solomon
  • Publication number: 20080302820
    Abstract: A hanging spice dispenser comprises a plate assembly and a container assembly for storing spices. The plate assembly comprises a non-magnetic planer plate and a plurality of magnetic elements embedded at pre-determined locations. The container assembly comprises a generally cylindrical spice container, a removable cap and a magnetic element. Magnetic attraction force between the magnetic element of the container assembly and the magnetic element of the plate assembly is exerted when the container assembly is placed in proximity to the plate assembly. The container assembly is capable of detaching from the bottom surface of the plate assembly when force is applied to the container assembly. The removable cap and the plate assembly form self-seal in order to prevent air and moisture from entering into the generally cylindrical container. This invention relates to spice dispensers, and the principal use of the invention is for dispensing spices in a kitchen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2007
    Publication date: December 11, 2008
    Inventor: Go Simon Sunatori
  • Patent number: 7450017
    Abstract: The system 10 of the preferred embodiment includes a sensor 12 to detect temperature; a user interface 14 that includes a display 16 to output the detected temperature, controls 18 to receive a target temperature, and an alert 20 to signal the user when an event occurs; and a base 22. The system 10 of the preferred embodiment has been specifically designed to grasp the neck of a wine bottle of any various size, detect the temperature of the wine, compare the detected temperature to the target temperature, and signal the user when the detected temperature is equivalent to the target temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2008
    Assignee: Blue Clover Design, LLC
    Inventor: Peter Ethan Staples
  • Publication number: 20080245819
    Abstract: The home device for flavors and essences is an economical and very simple method for dispensing a variety of concentrated liquid flavors and essences. The device combines a holder and a set of small or medium size container bottles with dropper ends That will allow the preparation of flavored waters, the enhancement of common drinks, desserts, yogurt and other food in an economical and attractive way. It could be conveniently placed or installed on or inside any refrigerator, cabinet, wall surface or other, making it very handy and easy to use. The device could also be used by the cosmetic industry and as a display method and sampling tool.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2007
    Publication date: October 9, 2008
    Inventor: Giglia M. Galarce
  • Patent number: 7320415
    Abstract: Substantially cylindrical condiment containers with extendable and retractable pouring spouts are provided. A dispensing mechanism in each container can be actuated by simply rotating the lower portion of the body of the container, without the need for separate knobs or levers. The dispensing mechanism uses a stainless steel ring-shaped spring in a detent structure which properly aligns an outlet opening with a compartment from which material is to be dispensed, creates a discernable “click” to indicate proper alignment, and serves as a ratchet to prevent rotation of the mechanism in the wrong direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2008
    Assignee: Robbins Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Carter W. McGuyer
  • Patent number: 6910604
    Abstract: The present invention provides a liquid soap dispensing apparatus having a counter-top mounting system that makes it possible to securely anchor the liquid dispensing device to a surface such as a counter-top and still allow easy removal for portability, so the dispenser can be transported and used in other areas. The apparatus also allows the soap reservoir to be easily refilled and utilizes readily available pump components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2005
    Inventors: Carmine Gugliotti, Grace Gugliotti
  • Patent number: 6871762
    Abstract: A container for storage, dispensing, and spreading of ice-thawing materials for use around doorways, walkways, and other entrances where people walk and ice can form. It includes a storage hopper safe from the weather elements, a rotary dispenser drum which dispenses a pre-measured amount of ice-melt material or other granulate such as sand to a spreader try which can be removed and used to spread material where needed. The storage hopper has a discharge hole in the base that matches the hole in the rotary drum dispenser. The drum dispenser is a hollow drum suspended in air where the hole meets the hole in the hopper. The drum is secured in place by the ends which protrude through either the outside of the hopper wall or the unit container wall, the drum can be rotated manually or mechanically to place the hole either on top for filling of tube or on the bottom for discharging the materials from the tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 1998
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2005
    Inventor: Paul E. Cripps
  • Patent number: 6820769
    Abstract: A liquid dispensing assembly includes a hand-operated trigger sprayer that is removably attached to a bottle container and communicates with the bottle container through a length of conduit. The trigger sprayer can be securely attached to the bottle container by a child proof connection with the length of conduit stored in an interior volume of the handle of the trigger sprayer or with the length of conduit positioned on the exterior of the trigger sprayer handle and the bottle container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2004
    Assignee: Continental AFA Dispensing Company
    Inventors: Donald D. Foster, Philip L. Nelson
  • Patent number: 6666353
    Abstract: A tube organizer and dispensing aid (toda) is disclosed. The device is comprised of a base 3, which has means of anchoring to a supporting surface and has a receptacle 11 for receiving and holding a nozzle 2 with a tube of flowable substance attached; a self-closing, universal and removable nozzle 2 for regulating the flow of the flowable substance and for securing the tube in the base 3 and closing the dispensing aperture 10 to the environment; and a consolidator 6 which slips over the tail of the tube and is used to maintain the flowable substance toward the dispensing end of the tube. This device is intended to alleviate all the known difficulties associated with the use of tubed substances.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2003
    Inventor: Emile Roland Olivier
  • Publication number: 20030132248
    Abstract: The present invention provides a liquid soap dispensing apparatus having a counter-top mounting system that makes it possible to securely anchor the liquid dispensing device to a surface such as a counter-top and still allow easy removal for portability, so the dispenser can be transported and used in other areas. The apparatus also allows the soap reservoir to be easily refilled and utilizes readily available pump components.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2003
    Publication date: July 17, 2003
    Inventors: Carmine Gugliotti, Grace R. Gugliotti
  • Patent number: 6575332
    Abstract: Fluid product dispenser, including a fluid product pack (2) defining a fluid product container, a dispensing orifice, and a removable sealing part (25) sealing the dispensing orifice; and a case (1) wherein the fluid product pack (2) is inserted by sliding so as to take the pack out of its case to remove the removable sealing part. The fluid dispenser also includes a stopping feature (16, 26, 265) to limit the sliding of the pack in the case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2003
    Assignee: Valois S.A.
    Inventors: Aline Abergel, Frédéric Duquet, Firmin Garcia, Hervé Pennaneac'h