Jacketed Patents (Class 222/183)
  • Patent number: 11352196
    Abstract: The present disclosure discloses and describes a vapocoolant dispenser. Specifically, the dispenser comprises a housing and container of vapocoolant, the dispenser configured to receive a sterilizable dose of high energy radiation and to provide a sterile, hermetically sealed vapocoolant dispenser.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: 623 MEDICAL, LLC
    Inventors: Theodore J. Mosler, Eli Nichols, Charles McCall, Andrew Corson, James Fentress
  • Patent number: 11247183
    Abstract: Beverage dispensing assembly, comprising a container and a tapping apparatus having a chamber in which the container fits and can be entered into through an opening closable by a lid, such that the container is enclosed between the lid and an opposite end of a chamber, wherein spaced apart from the lid and preferably at said opposite end of the chamber a first connector is provided, for feeding pressurised gas into the container through a gas inlet provided in the container, and at the side of the opening of the chamber a pressure element is provided for pressing the container with the gas inlet onto the first connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Inventor: Peter Albert Irma Van Damme
  • Patent number: 11175085
    Abstract: Disclosed is a refrigerator. The present invention provides a refrigerator having a freezer compartment and a refrigerator compartment, the refrigerator including an icemaker provided to the freezer compartment or a freezer compartment door configured to open/close the freezer compartment, a dispenser provided to a refrigerator compartment door configured to open/close the refrigerator compartment, a water tank provided to the refrigerator compartment door, the water tank having an inlet for putting in water and an outlet for supplying water to the dispenser, a pump configured to send the water supplied from the water tank to the icemaker, and a slide cap movably provided to the water tank so as to be selectively coupled to a passage connected to the pump.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Inventors: Jimin You, Youngho Yi, Sangphil Choi
  • Patent number: 11163329
    Abstract: A portable sanitizer dispenser for use with a cellular phone includes a hand sanitizer dispenser configured to releasably engage at least one surface of a cellular phone. The sanitizer dispenser includes a compressible cavity defined therein configured to retain a sanitizer therein. The sanitizer dispenser further includes a nozzle disposed on an outer surface thereof. The nozzle is in fluid communication with the compressible cavity such that when pressure is applied to the compressible cavity, sanitizer is expelled from the nozzle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Inventor: Michael Oliveira
  • Patent number: 11033090
    Abstract: An apparatus for heating depilatory wax includes a reservoir and a collar, the reservoir formed of a resilient, heat resistant material. The reservoir is dimensioned to be received by a heating chamber of a wax warmer. The collar has a lip sized to extend outwardly from a top opening of the reservoir, to catch wax which may otherwise drip between the reservoir and warmer. The reservoir may be flattened for shipment or storage, and may be trimmed to accommodate many sizes of wax warmers. In embodiments, the reservoir and collar are nonstick and may be readily cleaned and reused. In embodiments, the reservoir and collar are formed of silicone. A method of distributing a hair removal kit includes packaging soft wax in bags, flattening and packaging reservoirs and collars, and shipping the kit to a user in an environmentally friendly and cost efficient manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Inventor: Michael Andrew Hodges
  • Patent number: 11027887
    Abstract: A container used for holding and dispensing materials, the container has cutouts for holding or storing, clear strips for visual observance, and a spout and tray that are each extendable and retractable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Inventor: Cathleen Rearick
  • Patent number: 10947001
    Abstract: A delaminatable container excellent in productivity is provided. According to an exemplary aspect, a delaminatable container, includes a container body having an outer shell and an inner bag, the inner bag delaminating from the outer shell and being shrunk with a decrease in contents, wherein the container body includes a bottom seal protrusion protruding from a bottom surface of a storage portion to store the contents, and the bottom seal protrusion is a sealing portion of, in blow molding using a cylindrical laminated parison provided with an outer layer constituting the outer shell and an inner layer constituting the inner bag, the laminated parison and is bent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: KYORAKU CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Shinsuke Taruno
  • Patent number: 10926942
    Abstract: A propellant free continuous dispensing device comprises an inner bag surrounded by an elastic sleeve containing fluid under pressure, a valve attached to the inner bag to controllably release fluid, the valve mounted in a mounting cup, a package enclosing the inner bag and elastic sleeve which may be of non-metallic material, a flange closing the package at one end, the flange being sized for the mounting cup to fit within the flange, and wherein the flange and the mounting cup are provided with complementary shapes to allow for location of the mounting cap into the flange.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: GreenSpense Ltd.
    Inventor: Gadi Har-Shai
  • Patent number: 10906702
    Abstract: A cartridge for a material to be dispensed includes a rigid head part having a dispensing outlet and a flexible film forming a cartridge wall, with the film bounding a cartridge chamber for the material to be dispensed, extending at least partially in a longitudinal direction of the cartridge and having a front end that is connected to the head part, wherein the head part has an outer circumferential surface. An inner surface of the front end of the film is sealingly and non-releasably connected to the outer circumferential surface of the head part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: SULZER MIXPAC AG
    Inventors: Philipp Seiler, Richard Lavelanet, Tobias Bodenmüller
  • Patent number: 10890476
    Abstract: A storage container (1) having a pour spout (7) that doubles as a measuring cup for dispensing a set amount of contents from the storage container. A user may manipulate the storage container to force the contents into the spout. The contents are prevented from falling or spilling out of the spout while the storage container is in an upright position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Inventor: Adam A. Zuber
  • Patent number: 10882069
    Abstract: A storage container for a cylindrical tube of viscous construction material includes a body dimensioned to receive a cylindrical tube of viscous construction material. A nozzle enclosure is attached to a top end of the body and is dimensioned to receive a nozzle of a cylindrical tube of viscous construction material. A plug is positioned in the nozzle enclosure and dimensioned to fit into an inner diameter of the nozzle of the cylindrical tube of viscous construction material. A gasket is positioned between the body and the nozzle that substantially prevents air in the body from entering into the nozzle enclosure. A base seals the cylindrical tube of viscous construction material in the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Inventor: Craig M. Coe
  • Patent number: 10821455
    Abstract: A spraying device for spraying fluid from a replaceable refill is described, the refill comprising a refill body containing a reservoir of fluid to be sprayed, a valve stem in fluid communication with the reservoir and a spray head mounted on the valve stem, the spray head having a spray exit nozzle, wherein the spraying device comprises a housing with a releasably engagable top portion and base portion; wherein the base portion is configured to retain at least a lower portion of the refill body therein and wherein the top portion has a spray opening and holds an actuation mechanism, and wherein the top portion further comprises an alignment means for cooperation with the spray opening wherein alignment is provided to the refill spray head, in use, by a radially-spaced ledge substantially co-axial with the valve stem of the refill, the ledge being provided with an at least partially hollow core to receive at least a portion, in use, of the refill spray head, and wherein the ledge extends downwardly from the t
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: Reckitt Benckiser (Brands) Limited
    Inventors: James Edward Brunt, Martin Butler, Avijit Das, Richard Gamble, David Sanders, Christopher Witty, Simon Woolley
  • Patent number: 10807770
    Abstract: The asphalt sealer packaging and dispensing system includes a pre-portioned, modular containment for a volume of cold pour asphalt sealer. The modular containment forms a cube shaped outer corrugated cardboard housing having a high temperature stable bladder insert. The bladder insert forms an upper handle that may extend through a first slot for handling and control of the outer housing. A dispensing tab may be formed as a tongue extension that extends through an opposing second slot. Shearing the outer terminus of the tongue extension thereby forms a shaped spout for allowing a linear output of asphalt sealer to be directly dispensed into a target surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: 2 GROUP LLC
    Inventor: Matthew D McCarthy
  • Patent number: 10695780
    Abstract: Provided is a liquid discharging vessel including: an application tip; and a nozzle exposed upwardly from the application tip by means of an external force and having an outlet adapted to discharge content to top of the application tip, wherein the nozzle moves downwardly from the application tip to close the outlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: YONWOO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Joong Hyun Ki, Yu Seob Kim, Seo Hui Jung, Hyo Sun Jung
  • Patent number: 10661973
    Abstract: A case for securing an aerosol canister, including a body, including, a lateral wall having a top edge and a bottom edge, and a bottom wall connected to the lateral wall proximate the bottom edge, and an attachment means engageable with the bottom wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Inventor: Albert P. Caruso
  • Patent number: 10627245
    Abstract: A system, including a processor and a memory, the memory including instructions to be executed by the processor to determine a fluid level of a fluid in a vehicle determine a planned vehicle route; and after and in response to uploading the fluid level and the planned vehicle route to a server, actuating a vehicle component to replenish the fluid according to a command from the server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Inventors: David J. Schmidt, Harry Lobo, Vankatesh Krishnan, Paul Kenneth Dellock, Mahmoud Yousef Ghannam
  • Patent number: 10518961
    Abstract: An aerosol dispenser, an outer container for an aerosol dispenser and a preform for an outer container. The aerosol dispenser, outer container and preform each have a neck, which in turn has a crimp ring, to receive a valve cup clinched thereto and a lower neck potion upon which the crimp ring is mounted. The lower neck portion extends between the bottom of the crimp ring and a shoulder which transitions into the sidewalls. The crimp ring preferably has a greater axial length than the lower neck portion. This geometry allows flexibility in the thickness throughout the thickness of the entire neck. The geometry advantageously minimizes distortion of the neck in the event of overpressurization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Douglas Bruce Zeik, Scott Edward Smith
  • Patent number: 10485360
    Abstract: A merchandizing case may include a housing having first, second, third, fourth, fifth, and sixth walls. The first wall may oppose and may be substantially parallel to the second wall, the third wall may oppose and may be substantially parallel to the fourth wall, and the fifth wall may oppose and may be substantially parallel to the sixth wall. The housing may have an interior volume defined by the first wall, the second wall, the third wall, the fourth wall, the fifth wall, and the sixth wall. A first dispensing opening may be formed in the first wall to provide access to the interior volume and is usable when the housing is supported by the fourth wall. A second dispensing opening may be formed in the second wall to provide access to the interior volume and is usable when the housing is supported by the second wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Inventor: Karen Keeder
  • Patent number: 10414568
    Abstract: An aerosol dispenser, an outer container for an aerosol dispenser and a preform for an outer container. The aerosol dispenser, outer container and preform each have a neck, which in turn has a crimp ring, to receive a valve cup clinched thereto. The crimp ring has a polygonal cross section providing alternating flat sides and vertices. The flat sides both function as integral vents and allow parallel translation of mold cavities so that a two piece molding apparatus may be used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Todd Mitchell Day, Andrew Joseph Horton, Douglas Bruce Zeik
  • Patent number: 10406957
    Abstract: A head restraint for a seating assembly of a vehicle comprising: an exterior surface; one or more interior wall surfaces disposed beneath the exterior surface forming an internal receptacle; an opening into the internal receptacle; the internal receptacle comprising a bottom; and the one or more interior wall surfaces are configured to prevent an object resting on the bottom from falling out of the internal receptacle through the opening during normal use of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Mohammad Omar Faruque, S. M. Iskander Farooq, Dean M Jaradi, Scott Holmes Dunham
  • Patent number: 10370153
    Abstract: Various examples are provided for collapsible storage containers. In one example, among others, a storage container includes a rectangular bin, a reinforcing liner sheet, and clamping handles. The rectangular bin can include a cavity defined by a bottom and a plurality of sides including opposite sides having handle openings. The reinforcing liner sheet can include side sections separated by a bottom section, where the side sections include handle openings. The bottom section can be configured to align with the bottom of the rectangular bin and the side sections can be configured to align with the opposite sides of the rectangular bin when the reinforcing liner sheet is inserted into the cavity. The clamping handles can be configured to pass through aligned handle openings in one of the opposite sides and one of the side sections, thereby securing the reinforcing liner sheet in the rectangular bin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Inventors: Emily Yu Wan Brignola, Emil Brignola, III
  • Patent number: 10369589
    Abstract: A nozzle adapter for a caulking tube nozzle. Such a nozzle adapter includes a shoulder portion which has a hole into which a tapered nozzle of the caulking tube is inserted, a header portion which is protruded on the shoulder portion and configured to engage with an external nozzle which the user may select depending on a working environment; and a clutch plate which is provided under the shoulder portion and configured to engage with the tapered nozzle and fix the hole of the shoulder portion at the tapered nozzle. The header portion, the shoulder portion and the clutch plate forms an internal passageway through which the tapered nozzle is inserted and a caulking material flow from the tapered nozzle of the caulk tube to the external nozzle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Inventor: Alan Dale
  • Patent number: 10280062
    Abstract: A package including a fitment for dispensing a liquid from a flexible bag is disclosed. The fitment is secured to the bag and includes a compressible bulb and a piercing member that are coupled together. In two embodiments the fitment is configured so that the piercing member pierces through a wall of the bag to dispense the bag's contents through an outlet port of the fitment. One of those embodiments includes a separate valve to open and close the outlet port. Another embodiment does not include a separate valve to open and close the outlet port. A third embodiment makes use of a fitment connected to a filling gland of the bag and which is in communication with the interior of the bag. That third embodiment includes a frangible seal forming part of the fitment and which is pierced by the piercing member to dispense the liquid from the bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Fres-co System USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Raymond Andrew Stever, Jeffrey Scott Beer
  • Patent number: 10228184
    Abstract: A fluid line insertion guide for a refrigerator includes a collet adapted for engagement with a fluid line. The collet includes a biased end and an insertion end. The fluid line is inserted through a fluid line aperture defined within the biased end. The insertion end is configured to be inserted into a fluid valve to a final insertion depth to place the fluid line and fluid valve in communication with each other. A fluid line guide includes a retaining channel and a biasing surface. The retaining channel engages a valve housing to define a guide position. When the fluid line guide is in the guide position, the biasing surface is disposed a predetermined distance from a valve aperture of the fluid valve and further defines a position of the biased end of the collet and the final insertion depth of the insertion end into the fluid valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventor: Edward E. Crompton
  • Patent number: 10144563
    Abstract: A clip cap assembly for securing an aerosol canister, including a cap having a top, a lateral side connected to the top and having a radially inward facing surface arranged to engage the aerosol canister, an opening, and a first flange extending downwardly from the top and forming a first surface in the opening, and a clip, including an arm having a first end and a second end, and a plug extending from the second end and engaged in the opening, the plug having a second surface arranged proximate the first surface, and a prong including a top surface, a bottom surface, and an end surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Avanti USA, Ltd.
    Inventor: Albert P. Caruso
  • Patent number: 10099842
    Abstract: A product dispensing system includes a housing that has a sidewall with at least one communication element provided thereon. The sidewall has at least a first side and a second different side coupled to the first side, the first side and the second side each configured to extend below a bottom of a container coupled to the housing. A dispensing opening is provided on a first side of the sidewall. A switch controls an automatic dispensing sequence. The at least one communication element is configured to provide guidance as to how to set-up, hold, orient, spray, or otherwise use the product dispensing system, and the second different side of the sidewall is configured to accommodate a user's hand in an ergonomic manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: S.C. JOHNSON & SON, INC.
    Inventors: Brad P. Baranowski, David C. Belongia, Scott D. Walter, Aparna Unnikrishnan
  • Patent number: 10065762
    Abstract: The present invention provides a gravity fed dispenser. The gravity fed dispenser includes a tower portion including a front wall, a back wall, a top wall, a bottom wall, and a pair of side walls, and an insert portion located within the tower portion, the insert portion including a front wall, and a pair side of walls attached to opposite edges of the front wall. The dispenser also includes an opening in a lower portion of the tower portion, and at least one tab located in the opening. The tower portion and insert portion are preferably made from a single blank of material. In another embodiment, the insert portion includes a front wall, and a first wing and a second wing attached to opposite edges of the front wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: TIDI Products, LLC
    Inventors: Bradly Thomas Schultz, Brian Wilt, Katie Umentum, Rob Sweitzer
  • Patent number: 10029831
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a multipurpose water bottle, which comprises: a water bottle main body having a reception space for receiving a liquid therein; and a cap coupled to an upper part of the water bottle main body to discharge the liquid to the outside, wherein the cap comprises: a main body coupling tube coupled to a cap coupling tube disposed at the upper part of the water bottle main body; a liquid discharge tube disposed at an upper part of the main body coupling tube to discharge the liquid to the outside; and an inner coupling tube disposed inside the main body coupling tube and coupled to a first discharge port of a first kind of water bottle, which is received in the reception space of the water bottle main body, to guide, to the liquid discharge tube, a first auxiliary liquid which has been received in the first kind of water bottle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Inventor: Seo Jun Lee
  • Patent number: 9987647
    Abstract: Provided is a head having an actuating and product dispensing mechanism (30), which includes a coupling part, at least one product dispensing conduit (44), supported by the coupling part; a maneuvering lever (46), rotatably mounted on a pivot axis. A protective cap (32) is provided covering the actuating and dispensing mechanism (30), the protective cap (32) having the pivot axis situated outside the dispensing conduit (44), between the movement axis (A-A?) and the dispensing opening (70).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: L'OREAL
    Inventors: Lionel Drugeon, Jean-Marc Lebrand, Thierry Ramboz, Charles Boussiquet
  • Patent number: 9955620
    Abstract: The invention concerns a fitting line which is arranged to fit printed circuit boards with electronic components. A method for determining equipment families for the fitting line comprises the following steps: initial forming of a number of equipment families, each having allocated printed circuit boards; selecting of one of the equipment families; and distributing of the printed circuit boards of the selected equipment family to the other equipment families by means of integral linear programming.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Christian Royer
  • Patent number: 9920553
    Abstract: Various embodiments of a point-of-care hygiene dispenser and an electronic hand hygiene event monitoring system are disclosed. One embodiment is directed to point-of-care dispenser and a corresponding electronic monitoring system, wherein the point-of-care dispenser is movable between predetermined zones of interest. Another embodiment is directed to a secure point-of-care dispenser having corresponding dispenser cover and main body interlocks. A still further embodiment is directed to point-of-care dispensing system comprising a point-of-care dispenser having a dispenser cover and a main body, a locking mechanism configured to secure the dispenser covers with the main body in a closed condition, and a docking unit configured for mounting with the point-of-care dispenser.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: DEB IP LIMITED
    Inventors: Dean Philip Limbert, Christopher Lang, Robert Butler, David Creaghan
  • Patent number: 9914631
    Abstract: A beverage container includes a flexible inside container and a rigid outside container. The flexible container can retain a liquid and seal the liquid from environmental air, while the surrounding rigid container facilitates handling and pouring in a form factor that reproduces the look and feel of a conventional wine bottle. A one-way valve permits pouring from the flexible container while preventing ingress of atmospheric oxygen or other contaminants. In particular, the one-way valve can be configured to retain a beverage within the flexible container until an exit path for the beverage through the valve is filled with liquid to seal the exit path and effectively eliminate any return path for ingress of air. To create a bottle-like pouring experience, the valve may automatically open to allow for the pouring of fluid when the bottle is tilted, and the valve may automatically close at the end of a pour.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: Kuvee, Inc.
    Inventors: Vijay Girdhar Manwani, Duane Junior Gilbert, Geoffrey Blake Lansberry, Nils Arnaud Teissier du Cros, Adam Elliot Bercu, David Dolloff Chesley
  • Patent number: 9826813
    Abstract: An airless pump container equipped with an impregnated member and an absorbing member includes: a container main body (10); a pushing plate (20); an impregnated member (30) installed inside of the container main body (10); a shielding member (40); a pump holder (60) coupled to the upper portion of the shielding member (40); an airless pump (50) installed on the inside of the shielding member (40) and the pump holder (60); an absorbing member holder (70) coupled to the upper end of the airless pump (50); an absorbing member (90); and a moving member (100) for fixing the absorbing member (90). The impregnated member is impregnated with content in a gel-state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: PUM-TECH KOREA CO., LTD
    Inventor: Do Hoon Lee
  • Patent number: 9828226
    Abstract: A compressed gas delivery adapter for use with a conventional self contained gas-powered beverage dispensing device is operative to couple the beverage dispensing device to an external source of compressed gas. The compressed gas delivery adapter is structured at one end to attach to a conventional self contained gas-powered beverage dispensing device, while mating with and sealing against an annular seal of the beverage dispensing device which typically engages an annular tip of a standard cylindrical 6.5 gram cartridge of compressed gas. At the other end, the compressed gas delivery adapter is configured to receive a hose that is connected to a larger, external compressed gas supply. In this regard, the compressed gas delivery adapter facilitates the delivery of compressed gas from an external gas supply, which may be of any size, to the conventional self contained gas-powered beverage dispensing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Inventor: Ronald Larry Andres
  • Patent number: 9779746
    Abstract: A method performed in an audio decoder for reconstructing an original audio signal having a lowband portion and a highband portion is disclosed. The method includes receiving an encoded audio signal and extracting reconstruction parameters from the encoded audio signal. The method further includes decoding the encoded audio signal with a core audio decoder to obtain a decoded lowband portion and regenerating the highband portion based at least in part on a cross over frequency and the decoded lowband portion to obtain a regenerated highband portion. The method also includes creating a synthetic sinusoid with a level based at least in part on a spectral envelope value for the particular subband and a noise floor value for the particular subband and adding the synthetic sinusoid to the regenerated highband portion in the particular frequency band specified by the location information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: Dolby International AB
    Inventors: Kristofer Kjoerling, Per Ekstrand, Holger Hoerich
  • Patent number: 9709321
    Abstract: A refrigerator equipped with a water tank that is easily accessible to a user and a method of using the same. A water dispenser is installed on the front side of a refrigerator. A water tank coupled to the water dispenser is detachably installed on a lower inner inside of a refrigerator door such that a user can conveniently observe the state of the water tank and access the water tank for maintenance and refill.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Inventor: Sung Jin Yang
  • Patent number: 9695517
    Abstract: A Two-part, Wall-mountable Electrochemical Dispenser. The dispenser assembly consists of a disposable fluid storage reservoir and a non-disposable dispenser. The dispenser holds an electrochemical gas generator, its associated electronics, and a power source. The generator can be set for fluid delivery rates of between 1 mL/day and 50 mL/day. The system has a battery-determined operational life of about 2 years, assuming rates of up to 2 mL/day and 2 C-size batteries. The fluid storage reservoir is formed by two plastic shells separated by a plastic diaphragm. Gas produced by the generator acts on the diaphragm thereby displacing fluid that is then captured by an evaporation pad from which it can readily emanate into the environment. The reservoir can be removed and discarded after depletion of the liquid, and then replaced by another filled assembly. As needed, the refill holds an anti-theft coded card that prohibits the re-use of the refill.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Inventors: Henri Maget, Mark Johansson, James Dikeman, Randy Houk
  • Patent number: 9623200
    Abstract: A reservoir for a nebulizer, and a nebulizer with a reservoir in which, to avoid undesirable rises in pressure, a fluid chamber of the reservoir is pre-collapsed and filled with an initial amount of fluid which is less than the maximum volume of the fluid chamber. Preferably, before being filled, the fluid chamber is compressed and/or expanded by means of gas to a defined volume which is less than the maximum volume of the fluid chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: Boehringer Ingelheim International GmbH
    Inventors: Holger Holakovsky, Matthias Hausmann, Guido Schmiedel, Florian Witte, Johannes Geser, Gerald Mathe, Martin Meisenheimer, Antonino Lanci, Elmar Mock, Martin Sigrist
  • Patent number: 9573737
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a device. In an embodiment, a device for dispensing a fluid under pressure is provided and includes: (A) a flexible container comprising four panels, each panel formed from a flexible multilayer film composed of one or more polymeric materials, the four panels forming (i) a body, and (ii) a neck; (B) a fitment comprising a top portion and a base, the base composed of a polymeric material, the base sealed in the neck; (C) a sleeve bag on valve assembly (SBoV) comprising (i) a valve housing, (ii) a core tube attached to the valve housing, (iii) a bag around the core tube, the bag attached to the valve housing, (iv) a sleeve surrounding the bag and the core tube, and (v) a valve seat; (D) the SBoV inserted through the fitment and located in the body; and (E) the valve seat attached to the fitment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey E. Bonekamp, Cristina Serrat, Matthew J. Turpin
  • Patent number: 9561517
    Abstract: A tamper-proof and ligation-resistant apparatus for dispensing a liquid from a liquid container contained within a dispenser. The apparatus includes a back housing, a cover pivotally coupled to the back housing, a liquid cartridge coupled to the back housing, and an actuator coupled to the cover. The apparatus includes plates coupled to the cover and back housing to strength the apparatus or reduce gaps to prevent ligation. The actuator includes a dispensing hole small enough to prevent ligation. A pump nozzle insert compressibly fitted inside the pump nozzle reduces the liquid stream diameter and extends the pump nozzle so that the liquid stream passes through the dispensing hole unimpeded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2017
    Assignee: Archer Manufacturing, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Wertheim, Andrew Wertheim
  • Patent number: 9546086
    Abstract: A tapping device for at least one bag-in-box packaging equipped with a tap valve, comprising at least one accommodating area for the bag-in-box packaging, wherein the accommodating area has at least one loading opening, at least one device door that closes the loading opening of the accommodating area, wherein the device door has at least one trigger of an operating apparatus that corresponds to the tap valve, and at least one beverage outlet associated with the tap valve, the operating apparatus has at least one operating element that acts from above on certain parts of the tap valve in order to operate the tap valve and at least one valve accommodating bearing is provided in the area of the loading opening, the at least one valve accommodating bearing having bearing surfaces for wings of the tap valve protruding at least on both sides of the valve housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2017
    Inventor: Rainer Samson
  • Patent number: 9518703
    Abstract: A disposable compressed gas cartridge has an envelope formed of a cylindrical wall portion, an end wall portion enclosing a first end of the cylindrical wall portion, a neck portion formed at a second end of the cylindrical wall portion, and a membrane spanning across the neck portion such that the envelope is arranged to contain gas under pressure therein. A resilient sealing member is integrally and externally supported on the second end of the envelope so as to abut the seat surface about a charging pin of a compressed gas consuming device. Sealing engagement between the cartridge and the device being charged with compressed gas by the cartridge is provided primarily by the sealing member on the cartridge which is replaced together with the cartridge to always ensure that the sealing between the cartridge and the device is accomplished with a new and effective sealing member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2016
    Inventor: Jeffrey James Quail
  • Patent number: 9504360
    Abstract: A dispenser having a base unit with an actuation mechanism for dispensing liquid and a refill unit insertable into the base in an inverted configuration with its outlet lowermost to supply liquid to the base. The refill comprises an annular wall projecting into the base and defining an outlet from the refill. The annular wall is closable by a valve element. The base comprises a hollow spigot and an annular seal surrounding and spaced from the spigot whereby insertion of the refill into the base causes the spigot to enter the annular wall and lift the valve element from the annular wall to define a flow path from the refill to the spigot. The base also comprises a proximity sensor and an inclination sensor each of which may independently or jointly trigger the actuation mechanism causing the device to operate to deliver one or more doses of liquid from the dispenser.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Assignee: Reckitt Benckiser LLC
    Inventor: Jacobus Simon Petrus Van Diepen
  • Patent number: 9422092
    Abstract: An inner container for transporting and storing liquids includes an outlet neck and a bottom wall. The bottom wall connects two side walls, one rear wall and one front wall of the inner container to one another. The outlet neck is arranged in a funnel bottom of an outlet funnel embodied in the bottom wall, and includes one front funnel wall, two lateral funnel walls and one rear funnel wall, wherein the lateral funnel walls are inclined from a lower edge of a side wall towards the funnel bottom in each case, in such a way that the outlet funnel has the shape of a truncated pyramid above the funnel bottom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignee: PROTECHNA S.A.
    Inventor: Udo Schütz
  • Patent number: 9247724
    Abstract: A product dispensing system includes a housing that has a sidewall with at least one surface variation provided thereon. A dispensing opening is provided on a first side of the sidewall. A manual actuation button is provided on a second different side of the sidewall. A gripping force between about 25 N to about 40 N is utilized to hold the housing within a human hand without additional support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2016
    Assignee: S.C. JOHNSON & SON, INC.
    Inventors: Brad P. Baranowski, David C. Belongia, Scott D. Walter, Aparna Unnikrishnan
  • Patent number: 9243837
    Abstract: A dispensing device for free-flowing or pourable products, in particular in a refrigeration device. Said dispensing device has a feed pipe for a pourable product, comprising an exit opening and a shut-off flap that is situated at the exit opening, and an outlet for the free-flowing product, said outlet being attached to the flap and displaceable with the latter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2016
    Assignee: BSH Hausgeraete GmbH
    Inventors: Martin Buchstab, Irene Dumkow, Adolf Feinauer, Klaus Flinner, Bernd Heger, Marek Myszko, Peter Nalbach, Nathan Wrench, Kasim Yazan
  • Patent number: 9211987
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a flexible pouch for bottom-dispensing a liquid. A dock for holding the flexible pouch is also provided. Further disclosed herein is a system for dispensing a liquid. The system includes the pouch for placement in the dock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2015
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Timothy James, Haley A. Lowry, Jill M. Martin
  • Patent number: 9174231
    Abstract: A fluid supply for a liquid sprayer includes a collapsible liner for holding the liquid; a cup for supporting the collapsible liner; a lid for connecting to the cup; and an air relief valve. The collapsible liner is secured relative to the lid and the cup. The lid includes an opening for connecting the lid to the pump.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Assignee: Graco Minnesota Inc.
    Inventors: Mark D. Shultz, Bradley H. Hines, Craig J. Wojciechowski
  • Patent number: 9156670
    Abstract: Systems for storing beverages are disclosed, which include a container for storing, transporting and dispensing a beverage, e.g. beer. In some implementations the container includes a pressure-tight lid closure system including wire bails.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2015
    Inventors: Nicholas Hill, John Herrick
  • Patent number: 9045260
    Abstract: The present application provides a beverage dispensing system for dispensing a number of beverages. The beverage dispensing system may include a housing, a pouch with one of the beverages therein, the pouch including a first pouch end and a second pouch end, and a beverage basket removably positionable within the housing. The beverage basket may include a pouch clip for the first pouch end and a slanted floor for the second pouch end such that the pouch may be positioned substantially vertically therein for good evacuation of the beverage from the pouch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2015
    Assignee: The Coca-Cola Company
    Inventors: Joseph T. Norris, Javier Verdura, Jesse S. Kruska, James McCay, John P. Kalinowsky, Roberto WaChong Castro