Suspension Supported Patents (Class 222/181.2)
  • Patent number: 10342396
    Abstract: Systems and methods for dispensing towels. In one embodiment, the system includes a container configured to receive towels, and a bracket configured to mount to a support surface. The container includes a handle configured to be grasped by a user. The bracket engages the handle of the container to suspend the container from the support surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: SELLARS ABSORBENT MATERIALS, INC.
    Inventors: Ryan Sellars, Daniel Alan Klein, Thomas T. Ziegert
  • Patent number: 10300828
    Abstract: A transportable container apparatus includes an elongate container having a central axis and a base attached to a bottom end of the container. The container and base are substantially symmetrical about the central axis and the container is oriented substantially vertically with the base resting on a ground surface when in a working position. The container having an upper container section with upper walls substantially parallel to the central axis and a lower container section with lower walls substantially parallel to the central axis. The upper container section includes a sloping hopper at a bottom thereof to direct granular material into the lower container section. A floor of the container is sloped toward an outlet port defined in a ported wall of the lower container section such that granular material stored in the container slides down the floor to the outlet port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Quickthree Technology, LLC
    Inventors: Alvin Herman, Erin Herman
  • Patent number: 9932854
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides methods and systems for in situ cleaning of hot gas flowpath components of a turbine engine that form portions of a hot gas flowpath extending through the turbine. The hot gas flowpath components may include a layer of accumulated contaminants on first portions thereof that form a respective portion of the hot gas flowpath. The first portions may include a thermal battier coating (TBC), and the layer of accumulated contaminants may overlie the TBC and at least partially infiltrate into the TBC. The accumulated contaminants may include CaO—MgO—Al2O3-SiO2 (CMAS) partial melt. The methods may include introducing an acid-including detergent into the hot gas flowpath of the turbine engine and onto the hot gas flowpath components to clean the accumulated contaminants from the first surfaces of the components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Nicole Jessica Tibbetts, Bernard Patrick Bewlay, Byron Andrew Pritchard, Brian Michael Ellis, Michael Edward Eriksen, Keith Anthony Lauria
  • Patent number: 9878651
    Abstract: A transportable container apparatus includes an elongate container having a central axis and a base attached to a bottom end of the container. The container and base are substantially symmetrical about the central axis and the container is oriented substantially vertically with the base resting on a ground surface when in a working position. The container having an upper container section with upper walls substantially parallel to the central axis and a lower container section with lower walls substantially parallel to the central axis. The upper container section includes a sloping hopper at a bottom thereof to direct granular material into the lower container section. A floor of the container is sloped toward an outlet port defined in a ported wall of the lower container section such that granular material stored in the container slides down the floor to the outlet port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: QUICKTHREE SOLUTIONS INC.
    Inventors: Alvin Herman, Erin Herman
  • Patent number: 9862527
    Abstract: A device, system, and method for dispensing water to moisten and soften toilet paper tissue, thereby to create an adhesive wipe and to provide a thorough surface cleaning, includes, in at least one embodiment: a water reservoir, a water reservoir locking lid and key, a dispensing actuator, a dispensing port, a wall mount plate, a dispense cup for a predetermined volume of water to use for each metered release of water from the dispenser, and a dispensing valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Inventor: Amanda F. Marchitello
  • Patent number: 9730557
    Abstract: A dispensing system for dispensing cleaning product for hand sanitization comprises a cartridge having an internal reservoir for containing hand sanitization product, a nozzle configured in one of a plurality of key shapes, and a dispenser having a receptacle opening adapted to receive and engage the nozzle of the cartridge when the receptacle opening is configured in one of a plurality of key shapes corresponding to the key shape of the nozzle, the dispenser having a fluid communication passage for dispensing fluid for hand washing, whereby only cartridges and dispensers which have matched key shapes will engage each other for operative discharge of the hand wash cleaning product. The system includes a valve insert member which prevents leakage of fluid unless the nozzle key matches the receptacle opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventor: Jeffrey Rospierski
  • Patent number: 9706877
    Abstract: A system for dosing coffee beans, comprising a coffee bean package provided with walls enclosing an inner space for coffee beans, a coffee bean outlet for delivering coffee beans, and a coupling part for coupling and uncoupling the coffee bean package with an apparatus that is provided with a coffee bean grinder, and an at least partly movably arranged coffee bean receiving device for supplying coffee beans from the coffee bean package to the grinder, which coffee bean receiving device is provided with a dosing space for being capable of containing a predetermined dose of coffee beans, wherein the coffee bean package prior to use in itself is closed off such that exposure of the coffee beans to ambient air is prevented, and the coffee bean receiving device is arranged to be guided through the coffee bean outlet into the inner space of the coffee bean package for letting coffee beans from the coffee bean package into the dosing space, and to guide the dosing space through the coffee bean outlet out of the inne
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: Koninklijke Douwe Egberts B.V.
    Inventors: Age Willem Tanja, Ivo van Os, Philippe Jacques van Camp, Gerbrand Kristiaan de Graaff
  • Patent number: 9587972
    Abstract: There is provided a dry food dispensing apparatus for connecting to a storage receptacle, for the purpose of controlling the portion size and accuracy of the dispensed food, the apparatus having a base providing a housing defining a hollow circumferential interior with a centrally disposed hub, an extraction element disposed in the housing for extracting a first pre-determined portion of the dry food, a rotatable cell holder having a centrally disposed socket for engaging the hub of the base from above, having at least one open-bottomed cell for receiving and temporarily storing the extracted first pre-determined portion; and a dispensing aperture formed in a bottom of the base for releasing the first temporarily stored portion when the extraction element is operated to extract a second pre-determined portion, and the extraction element is operated in a cyclical fashion to obtain from the extracted portions a desired quantity of the dry food.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Inventor: Ofer Landau
  • Patent number: 9573798
    Abstract: A dispenser for delivering a liquid from a supply bottle is disclosed. The dispenser has a base with a base foot. A tubular support is attached to the base foot. The tubular support extends vertically from the base foot. A rim is attached to the tubular support. The rim extends horizontally from the tubular support at a location above the base foot. The rim is vertically aligned with the base foot. A removable bottle collar engages with the rim. The removable bottle collar is adapted to engage and support the supply bottle inverted and positioned within the rim. The removable bottle collar has a center aperture where a mouth of the supply bottle extends there through.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Inventor: Kenneth John Gallagher
  • Patent number: 9469464
    Abstract: A dispenser for dispensing a fluid is presented. The dispenser comprises a compressible elastomeric fluid conduit having a first end and a second end for flowing the fluid from the first end to the second end, a first check valve and a second check valve distanced in the conduit for forming a fluid chamber, and an actor for compressing the fluid chamber for dispensing a portion of the fluid. At least the second check valve is a duckbill valve. The second check valve is located at the second end of the conduit. The second check valve has sealing lips that extend beyond the second end of the conduit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Assignee: Roche Diagnostics Operations, Inc.
    Inventors: Christoph Boehm, Timo Klein, Peter Koltay, Nadine Losleben, Juergen Spinke, Chris Steinert
  • Patent number: 9462917
    Abstract: A novel and useful mountable and rotatable fluid dispenser comprises a container or fluid reservoir and a coupler. The container is adapted to be suspended from, and rotationally coupled to, a mounting point selected by a consumer. The container has at least one outlet at a first position on an outer surface thereof. The coupler is located at a second position on the outer surface and attachable by a consumer to the selected mounting point. The coupler is adapted to be re-attachable as desired by the consumer. The fluid dispenser further comprises a position stabilization mechanism for maintaining the user-determined position of the container when not being acted upon, whereby a consumer controls the dispensing of fluid from the container by re-orienting the height of the outlet between any non-dispensing position and any dispensing position without decoupling the container from the mounting point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2016
    Inventor: Yaffa Sheina Licari
  • Patent number: 9409694
    Abstract: Provided is a multi-chamber container for dispensing flowable substances, comprising a body and a closure movable relative to the body. The body comprises respective storage chambers for storing respective flowable substances, and a vessel defining respective outlet zones having respective outlets and a separator between the outlet zones, and movable relative to the storage chambers between a first position and a second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Assignee: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventor: Kelly Gail Duncan
  • Patent number: 9392913
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments of foam pumps, refill units and dispenser systems are disclosed herein. Some embodiments have a foam pump that includes a valve cavity housing with a liquid inlet. A unitary valve body is located within the valve cavity housing. The unitary valve body includes a liquid inlet wiper valve, a liquid outlet wiper valve, a hollow interior portion, an opening through the valve body into the hollow interior portion, and an outlet opening. The foam pump also includes a pump chamber and a pump chamber opening through the valve cavity. The pump chamber opening is located between the liquid inlet wiper valve and the liquid outlet wiper valve. An air inlet into the valve cavity housing is also included. The valve cavity includes a mixing chamber. A mix media and foam outlet are included. The foam pump may be connected to a container to form a refill unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Assignee: GOJO Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert L. Quinlan, John J. McNulty
  • Patent number: 9393179
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a medicine supply apparatus including a hopper in which medicine is not likely to remain. The medicine supply apparatus of the present invention includes a hopper and a deforming operation portion. A part of a lower portion of the hopper is configured as a deformable portion having flexibility. The deformable portion is deformable so as to open and close a passage. The deforming operation portion deforms the deformable portion to thereby open and close the passage, and applies vibrations to the deformable portion. The medicine adhering to an inner surface of the deformable portion is processed by the vibrations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Assignee: Takazono Technology Incorporated
    Inventor: Kenji Kawata
  • Patent number: 9168030
    Abstract: A device for the transport of a placenta and a stand for the collection of stem cells from the placenta. The placental transport device comprising a cylindrical top portion and a cylindrical bottom portion together defining a placental storage region, with a hinge coupling the portions such that the placenta is enclosed inside the placental storage region when the cylindrical top and bottom portions are in a closed configuration. The stand comprising a base with a recess adapted to hold a placenta during stem cell collection solution loading, an upright back support, and an upper platform with a recess adapted to hold the placenta during collection of stem cells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2015
    Inventor: Robert A. Dracker
  • Patent number: 9073685
    Abstract: Liquid dispenser systems, pumps for use in liquid dispenser systems, and disposable/replaceable liquid container units for use in liquid dispenser systems are disclosed. A refill unit for refilling a liquid dispenser system comprises a container for holding a supply of liquid and a pump connected to the container. The pump comprises a fitment portion configured for attachment to a liquid container, and a pump portion which comprises an upper valve member and a lower valve member disposed along a common longitudinal axis, such that the fitment portion and the pump portion are formed as one integral piece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2015
    Assignee: GOJO Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Eugene W. Ray
  • Publication number: 20150001249
    Abstract: An assembly and method of dispensing loose fill material from the interior of a container in which the loose fill material is originally packaged and/or transported. A spout body at least partially defining a material flow path is connected to an access opening formed in the container. An inlet on the body communicates with the flow path and is disposed through the access opening in receiving relation to the loose fill material. A flow regulating structure is movable from a closed position to an open position, thereby facilitating dispensing of the loose fill material through the spout. A suspension device may be attached to an exterior of the container to mount it on a support structure, thereby facilitating gravity flow of the loose fill material from the container interior, through and out of the outlet, to any of a plurality of intended locations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2013
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Inventor: KEVIN MOSS
  • Publication number: 20140376831
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a flexible container including a body, a base including an emptying spout and a cover including a filling spout, includes: cutting, from a sheet of flexible material, four main panels of the body and the base and four cover panels, each main panel having a square or rectangular shape having four sides, the bottom side being extended by an approximately trapezoidal extension, whose end towards the bottom is extended by a tab, the extension and tab forming the base and emptying spout, each cover panel having a substantially trapezoidal shape with a base towards the bottom and whose end towards the top is extended by a tongue forming the filling spout; forming a fold in each main panel along the top side; fixing the fold to form at least one loop per main panel; assembling and securing together the four main panels and four cover panels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2012
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Inventor: Jacques Basconnet
  • Publication number: 20140326751
    Abstract: A discharge device for use with a bulk container of the kind having an outlet through which product is to be dispensed. The device has an inlet end, an outlet end and a wall extending between said inlet end and said outlet end. The device is configured for directing a flow of product from an outlet of a bulk container, and is further configured to permit relative movement between said inlet end and said outlet end between a retracted position and an extended position. The outlet end may take the form of a plate for supporting the lower end of the bulk container. The plate may be vibrated for assisting discharge of product from the bulk container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2012
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Applicant: Process Link Limited
    Inventor: George William Snape
  • Patent number: 8827119
    Abstract: Dispensers, refill units and pumps are disclosed herein. The refill units include a container secured to a pump. Some exemplary refill units for dispensers include a container for holding a liquid and a post seal pump. As the post seal pump operates, a piston moves up and down over the pump seal. When the piston shaft is in a first position, fluid flows into the pump chamber and one or more apertures through the piston shaft are sealed off by the post seal. When the piston shaft is in a second position, the piston engages a wall of the pump chamber and the one or more apertures are away from the post seal to provide a fluid path from the pump chamber to the interior of the hollow piston shaft and is dispensed through an output.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: GOJO Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Nick E. Ciavarella, Jonathan E. Fawcett, Aaron D. Marshall
  • Patent number: 8757431
    Abstract: Wipe dispenser and collector unit particularly for use in gents' toilets, with a storage cabinet (2) for batches of wipes (24), with an aperture for the bottom wipe (24) located at the center of an angled bottom at an acute angle with the horizontal; the cabinet has a wall-mounting rear cover (3) and a front panel (5) connected to it that can be tilted forward in order to open it, with those two components forming the interior of the closed wipe storage cabinet (2), with a waste container at a specific distance underneath, which also has a wall-mounting rear cover (30), whose storage space, open at the top, is defined by the rear cover (30) and the front unit that can be tilted against it, with the bottom of the front unit connecting to the holes (14) at the bottom of the rear cover (30) with matching bolts (15), which can be released when the unit is tilted forward.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Inventor: Andras Fodor
  • Patent number: 8550297
    Abstract: A dispensing system for dispensing fluid from a flexible containing includes a dispensing device having a support, a linkage pivotally attached to the support, a dispensing mechanism attached to the linkage, and a pump. The dispensing mechanism has at least two squeeze members that coact to engage a flexible container and is configured to dispense fluid from a flexible container. The pump is configured to coact with the dispensing device and is configured to remove fluid from a flexible container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Assignee: L.B. Foster Rail Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew Jason Baker, Charles Henry Schnorr, Ward T. Powell, Willliam T. Urmson
  • Patent number: 8544695
    Abstract: The invention relates to a support member and dispensing container assembly designed for a “squeeze to use” dispensing container. A support member 31 which rigidly attaches to a support structure like a wall, has a releasable attachment means 34 into which a free standing “squeeze to use” dispensing container for gels or liquids 1 can be inserted to releasably hold the container 1 to form a rigid connection whereby the dispensing aperture 3 of the dispensing container 1 faces downwards.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2013
    Inventor: Michael John Gordon
  • Patent number: 8528792
    Abstract: A piston pump dispenser in which a volume in a compartment defined inside a piston chamber-forming member and between axially spaced discs on a piston varies with movement of the piston in a cycle of operation due to the piston having a portion between the discs which varies in length.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2013
    Assignee: Gotohti.com Inc.
    Inventors: Heiner Ophardt, Ali Mirbach
  • Patent number: 8499972
    Abstract: A clamping system secures a discharge spout of a bulk storage bag to an outer surface of a process interface connection. The clamping system includes a first clamping arm and a second clamping arm. Each clamping arm has a fixed end and a free end arranged such that the free end can pivot about the fixed end between a clamping position and an open position. Each clamping arm has an inner clamping surface configured to clamp a portion of the discharge spout against a portion of the outer surface of the process interface connection when the clamping arm is in the clamping position. The inner clamping surfaces are arranged such that when the first and second clamping arms are in the clamping position, the inner clamping surfaces cooperate to clamp the discharge spout against substantially the entire outer surface of the process interface connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2013
    Assignee: Acrison, Inc.
    Inventor: Marc Steven Landry
  • Patent number: 8496136
    Abstract: Apparatus for delivering a fluid to a location includes a mechanism for supplying fluid connected to a reservoir. The reservoir has a variable volume and includes an outlet via which fluid may be delivered to the location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2013
    Assignee: Colormatrix Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian Stewart Jones, Sergio Malorni, Michael Alexander Pratt
  • Patent number: 8371476
    Abstract: A bulk bag includes a shell and a gate valve assembly and is configured to retain a material. The gate valve assembly includes a gate which is slidable to selectively prevent and facilitate variation of rate of dispensation of material from the bulk bag and, more particularly, through an aperture defined by the shell of the bulk bag. The gate valve assembly has a configuration which, during movement of the gate to restrict dispensation of material through the aperture in the shell, renders the gate unlikely to snag with other portions of the bulk bag such as, for example, portions of the shell which define the aperture. Methods are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2013
    Assignee: Lincoln Global, Inc.
    Inventor: Paul A. Weissbrod
  • Patent number: 8353429
    Abstract: A dispensing apparatus includes a support frame, a receiving tube, a dispenser, a slide rail, a screw rod, a driving assembly, and a push piston. The receiving tube is fixed to the support frame. The receiving tube defines a tube cavity for receiving glue materials, and an output tube communicating with the receiving tube. The dispenser is connected to the receiving tube. A slide rail is fixed on the support frame, and a sliding member is slidably connected to the slide rail. A screw rod engages with the sliding member. A driving assembly drives a screw rod to move. A push piston is fixed on the sliding member, and is partially received in the receiving tube for pushing glue materials to flow to the dispenser.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2013
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (ShenZhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hai-Bo Zhou, Zhi-Ming Zhao
  • Publication number: 20120328219
    Abstract: A medicine package includes a container for containing a fluid medicine, a tube body for connecting an interior and an exterior of the container, a tube made of an elastic material, and a nozzle for discharging the medicine. The container is made of soft sheets each configured by laminating resin film layers and an aluminum foil layer, and provided as a bag having a gusset on either side. An inclined section is provided at an adhered section between the sheets such that an internal space of the container forms a funnel shape with the tube body as a stem.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2011
    Publication date: December 27, 2012
    Applicant: MIURA CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Katsuaki KANO, Yusuke HAMADA, Yasuyuki ARIMITSU
  • Patent number: 8281963
    Abstract: A dispensing apparatus includes a mounting plate and a dispenser fixed to the mounting plate. The dispenser includes a nozzle valve, a valve plug, an actuating shaft, and a nozzle. The nozzle valve defines a cavity containing a material, and defines an inlet opening on a sidewall thereof to communicate with the cavity. The valve plug is disposed in the cavity. The actuating shaft extends through an end of the nozzle valve, and is connected to the valve plug. The nozzle is disposed at the other end of the nozzle valve facing the actuating shaft. The actuating shaft moves the valve plug away from or closer to the nozzle so as to close or open the inlet opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (ShenZhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Da-Wei Liu
  • Patent number: 8261945
    Abstract: A soap dispenser has a base and a cover attached to the base by two sets of hinges. A container of soap is housed between the cover and the base and is attached to a liquid or foam dispensing pump. The pump is housed within a mounting device which surrounds the pump and has several diameters and at least one shoulder. In at least one embodiment, the mounting device has a flexible arm that biases the cover to a non-actuated position. The portion of the mounting device farthest from the pump's dispensing orifice and located closest to the soap container is flat in at least one embodiment on two opposite surfaces, which assists in orienting the pump correctly. As the portion is not circular, it must be oriented correctly. In at least one embodiment, as the cover is depressed, the pump actuates to dispense foam or soap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignee: Diversey, Inc.
    Inventor: Brian D. Haworth
  • Patent number: 8220666
    Abstract: An apparatus for extracting the contents from a refill pouch comprises a holding member for holding the pouch with its extraction port facing downward, and a pump attached to the extraction port of the pouch. The pump has a pump body defining a housing space having an inlet opening and an outlet opening, an inlet-side valve which communicates with the extraction port to open and close the inlet opening so that the contents can be introduced into the housing space from the pouch, and an outlet-side valve to open and close the outlet opening so that the contents in the housing space can be discharged through a nozzle that communicates with the outlet-side valve. The pump wall portion is constituted by a resiliently compressible, restorable and flexible material so that the contents in the housing space can be extracted through the nozzle by manually squeezing the pump wall portion thereby pressurizing the housing space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Sanki
    Inventor: Masayuki Abe
  • Patent number: 8196777
    Abstract: A connection mechanism between a beverage container and a beverage dispenser, the connection mechanism includes: a container mount having a notch configured for engagement with a beverage delivering port of a beverage delivering member arranged in a beverage container; a connection member having a cylindrical sharp tip portion at a top end thereof to be inserted into in the beverage delivering port and configured to be connected to a piping system; and an operating member serving for inserting the connection member into the beverage delivering port, wherein an end surface of the sharp tip portion opposing to the beverage delivering port defines a guide plane operable to guide the beverage delivering member to move in its allowable moving direction within the notch when the end surface is in contact with a perimeter edge of the beverage delivering port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2012
    Assignee: Suntory Holdings Limited
    Inventor: Tomoharu Nakano
  • Patent number: 8181826
    Abstract: The scent sprayer is a device for attracting animals. The device incorporates a scent spray dispenser. The dispenser includes an optionally camouflaged housing with a wind vane for rotating the sprayer in the direction of the wind. A radio frequency (RF) receiver is enclosed in the housing. The receiver is connected to a circuit that operates an electromechanical coupler to release a scent from the scent spray dispenser that attracts game. The scent sprayer also includes an RF transmitter that transmits a control signal on the same frequency as the RF receiver to trigger release of the scent. The scent contained in the scent spray dispenser may be urine, blood, pheromones, or any other scent suited to the game being hunted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2012
    Inventor: Thomas G. Wainwright
  • Publication number: 20110290825
    Abstract: The invention relates to a support member and dispensing container assembly designed for a “squeeze to use” dispensing container. A support member 31 which rigidly attaches to a support structure like a wall, has a releasable attachment means 34 into which a free standing “squeeze to use” dispensing container for gels or liquids 1 can be inserted to releasably hold the container 1 to form a rigid connection whereby the dispensing aperture 3 of the dispensing container 1 faces downwards.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2010
    Publication date: December 1, 2011
    Inventor: Michael John Gordon
  • Patent number: 7992602
    Abstract: The present invention relates to devices, kits and methods to aid the home owner in the transport of salt to their cellar-based water softening system. The device of the present invention uses rectangular piping because of the greater ease of supporting the piping and greater stability during use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2011
    Inventor: Robert F. Guenther
  • Patent number: 7967546
    Abstract: A system for unloading a container of bulk particulate material, having attachment means for lifting the container and a spout for discharging material therefrom, generally consisting of an unloading apparatus including a material hopper, a mobile apparatus and a carrier member including an arrangement for detachably connecting a container thereto, an arrangement for detachably mounting on a mobile apparatus and an arrangement for detachably mounting on the unloading apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2011
    Assignee: The Young Industries, Inc
    Inventors: John W. Pfeiffer, James E. Mothersbaugh, Anthony Boroch
  • Publication number: 20110101040
    Abstract: A bulk bag includes a shell and a gate valve assembly and is configured to retain a material. The gate valve assembly includes a gate which is slidable to selectively prevent and facilitate variation of rate of dispensation of material from the bulk bag and, more particularly, through an aperture defined by the shell of the bulk bag. The gate valve assembly has a configuration which, during movement of the gate to restrict dispensation of material through the aperture in the shell, renders the gate unlikely to snag with other portions of the bulk bag such as, for example, portions of the shell which define the aperture. Methods are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2010
    Publication date: May 5, 2011
    Inventor: Paul A. Weissbrod
  • Publication number: 20110095046
    Abstract: A dispensing system for dispensing fluid from a flexible containing includes a dispensing device having a support, a linkage pivotally attached to the support, a dispensing mechanism attached to the linkage, and a pump. The dispensing mechanism has at least two squeeze members that coact to engage a flexible container and is configured to dispense fluid from a flexible container. The pump is configured to coact with the dispensing device and is configured to remove fluid from a flexible container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2010
    Publication date: April 28, 2011
    Applicant: PORTEC RAIL PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventors: Matthew Jason Baker, Charles Henry Schnorr, III, Ward T. Powell, W. Thomas Urmson, JR.
  • Patent number: 7857170
    Abstract: A universal wall plate which can be secured to a wall and to which a variety of dispensers can readily be secured and removed with minimal effort, without the need to remove the wall panel and without causing damage to the wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2010
    Assignee: Gotohti.com Inc.
    Inventor: Heiner Ophardt
  • Patent number: 7850047
    Abstract: A system for transporting measured amounts of bulk material from a first site to a remote site generally comprising means for holding a mass of material to be transported to the receptacle; means for transporting the material from the holding means to the receptacle; means for injecting a gas under pressure into the transporting means for pneumatically conveying material received from the holding means to the receptacle, operable in continuous and intermittent modes; means for sensing the weight of the receptacle; and a programmable logic controller operatively connected to the sensing means and the injecting means, operable responsive to a weight of the receptacle up to a first weight for operating the injection means in the continuous mode, a weight of the receptacle between the first weight and up to a second weight greater than the first weight for operating the injection means in the intermittent mode and to the second weight for discontinuing the injection means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2010
    Assignee: The Young Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Anthony E. Boroch, Curtis Wykoff
  • Patent number: 7798365
    Abstract: A dispensing device and method for dispensing fluids from a flexible container is disclosed. The dispensing device includes a support and a linkage pivotally attached to the support. The dispensing device may also include a roller mechanism coupled to the linkage, wherein the roller mechanism has at least two squeeze members configured to engage a flexible container that coact with a drive roller to force the roller mechanism in a first direction to dispense fluids from a flexible container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2010
    Assignee: Portec Rail Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew Jason Baker, Charles Henry Schnorr, III, Ward T. Powell, W. Thomas Urmson, Jr.
  • Patent number: 7770529
    Abstract: A method and device for filling a container with a fertilizer, pesticide, fungicide, herbicide, insecticide, chemical, or the like material by gravity, includes a housing with an inlet and an outlet, a valve for opening or restricting a flow between the inlet and outlet and having open and closed positions, and an actuator disposed downstream of the inlet for actuating the valve between the open and closed positions, wherein the actuator is operated by a container to be filled with a material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2010
    Inventor: J. Andrew Phillips, Jr.
  • Patent number: 7762439
    Abstract: A variable tip nozzle and cap assembly is disclosed for a dispensing pouch which contains a confectionery, the assembly including threaded portions of different diameters which receive decorating tips for application of the confectionery as a decoration to cakes and cookies, for example.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2010
    Assignee: Decko Products, Inc.
    Inventors: F. William Niggemyer, Robert E. Simonton
  • Publication number: 20100147890
    Abstract: A product dispenser includes a housing having a backplate and a cover that, together, define a reservoir recess, and a refill unit received in the housing, the refill unit including a product reservoir positioned in the reservoir recess and holding product for dispensing, and a pump carried by the product reservoir and actuated to dispense the product. The cover pivots relative to the backplate and is pushed to pivot about a pivot point and actuate the pump. The pivot point is positioned such that the volume of the reservoir recess increases as the pump is actuated to dispense the product. The product reservoir may include a pair of cylindrical recess positioned on a common axis and projecting inwardly toward one another, and the cover may include a pair of inwardly projecting journals that are removably received in the cylindrical recesses, the cylindrical recesses and the journals acting together to form the pivot point of the cover.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2008
    Publication date: June 17, 2010
    Inventor: Nick E. Ciavarella
  • Publication number: 20100140288
    Abstract: Apparatus for delivering a fluid, especially for delivering colourants or the like to a premixer stage of plastics forming equipment, for example an injection moulder of extruder is described. The apparatus includes a fluid supply means (4, 200) connected to a reservoir (8, 208) which is arranged to concertina between minimum and maximum volume conditions. The reservoir (208) is connected via pipeline (24) and peristaltic pump (26) to a delivery means which is arranged to deliver the fluid to a desired location. When the fluid supply means (200) is empty, the level of fluid in the reservoir (208) will fall below the level of a capacitance sensor (32) which will sense the presence of air and cause a signal to be output to alert an operator to change fluid supply means (4). The fluid supply means may be changed before the reservoir is empty of fluid and, accordingly, the process may be operated continuously, even during the replacement of a reservoir (4).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2007
    Publication date: June 10, 2010
    Applicant: Novozymes A/S
    Inventors: Brian Stewart Jones, Sergio Malorni, Micheal Alexander Pratt
  • Patent number: 7712632
    Abstract: This invention is a material discharge apparatus for controlling the flow rate of flowable material being conveyed through a hopper, the apparatus includes a hopper with an inlet at the top to receive flowable material and a discharge outlet at the base of the hopper, a valve configured and arranged in the hopper, the valve has a lower end portion adjacent the discharge outlet forming a gap between the hopper and the valve for material discharge, with the valve fixedly connected to a fixed support beam, the hopper elastically connected to the same fixed support beam such that as the more material is received by the inlet, the more the hopper sags, the larger the gap formed between the valve and the hopper grows, thereby increasing the rate of flow of material discharge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2010
    Assignee: DSH Systems Limited
    Inventor: Trevor Douglas Anthony Schwass
  • Publication number: 20100096409
    Abstract: The scent sprayer is a device for attracting animals. The device incorporates a scent spray dispenser. The dispenser includes an optionally camouflaged housing with a wind vane for rotating the sprayer in the direction of the wind. A radio frequency (RF) receiver is enclosed in the housing. The receiver is connected to a circuit that operates an electromechanical coupler to release a scent from the scent spray dispenser that attracts game. The scent sprayer also includes an RF transmitter that transmits a control signal on the same frequency as the RF receiver to trigger release of the scent. The scent contained in the scent spray dispenser may be urine, blood, pheromones, or any other scent suited to the game being hunted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2009
    Publication date: April 22, 2010
    Inventor: Thomas G. Wainwright
  • Patent number: 7665636
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an apparatus for dispensing fluids, especially particulate matter, from a supply bin. The apparatus includes a plough that is movable at least partially in and out of the bin and which, when retracted, closes a matching aperture in the bin, whereby there is an adequate quantity of fluid above the plough.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2010
    Inventors: Ingo Ederer, Stefan Hühn
  • Patent number: 7562795
    Abstract: A viscous fluid dispenser includes a compressible body having a substantially tubular profile and including an interior fluid holding cavity and a head including a cap structure operatively connected to an operative end of the compressible body and a nozzle communicatively connected through the cap structure to form a continuous off-center passage through the head from the interior fluid holding cavity to an exterior fluid expressing side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2009
    Assignee: Momentive Performance Materials
    Inventor: Peter M. Whitney