Combined Patents (Class 222/192)
  • Patent number: 10687598
    Abstract: An ultraviolet razor blade treatment system for providing a cleaning treatment to a shaving razor is disclosed. The ultraviolet razor blade treatment system can include a shaving razor cleaning unit that has at least one ultraviolet radiation source and sensor to clean surfaces of the shaving razor for purposes of disinfection, sterilization, and/or sanitization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Sensor Electronic Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Emmanuel Lakios, Michael Shur, Alexander Dobrinsky
  • Patent number: 10653594
    Abstract: Methods and kits for removing calculus from a tooth. The method includes applying a component A comprising hydrogen peroxide or a precursor thereto to the tooth; applying a component B comprising a catalase to the tooth, thereby generating oxygen; and removing at least a part of the calculus from the tooth; wherein the component A is applied before or after the component B is applied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Ingo R. Haeberlein, Evan Koon Lun Yuuji Hajime, Petra L. Kohler Riedi, Chuntao Cao, Joel D. Oxman, Steven P. Swanson, Rainer A. Guggenberger
  • Patent number: 10634460
    Abstract: A phone case with a liquid vessel contained therein for emitting a spray, such as a spray for self-defense or any other practical use, includes a case body extending from a first end to a second end, the case body to secure to a phone; a cavity disposed between an interior surface and an exterior surface of the case body; a button extending through a first opening of the case body and into the cavity; a nozzle extending through a second opening of the case body and into the cavity; and a vessel mounted within the cavity and engaged with the button and in fluid communication with the nozzle; activation of the button activates spray from the vessel through the nozzle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Inventor: Yawar Sheikh
  • Patent number: 10632224
    Abstract: An absorbent wound care device includes two or more materials which individually do not gel when exposed to a fluid but do gel when brought together and exposed to a fluid. The device is particularly intended for haemostatic use and for absorbing bodily fluids being emitted from wounds and physiological target sites.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Medtrade Products Limited
    Inventors: Craig Hardy, Stewart Andrew Darby
  • Patent number: 10605575
    Abstract: A two-part self-defense apparatus is disclosed. The apparatus is configured for use with a handheld electronic device such as a cellular phone. A removable protective case configured for installation on the handheld electronic device is one part of the apparatus, and a self-defense module containing a self-defense weapon is the other part. The two parts may be connected to form a unitary working unit, and may be disconnected when the self-defense module is not needed or desired. In a preferred embodiment, the self-defense weapon is a stun gun and the handheld electronic device is a cellular phone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: YELLOW JACKET, LLC
    Inventors: Seth Froom, Trevor Reeves, Sean Simone
  • Patent number: 10494166
    Abstract: Various implementations of the invention are directed toward a sanitizing door handle and/or components of such sanitizing door handle. Some implementations of the invention are directed toward a manual sanitizing door handle while some implementations of the invention are directed toward an auto-sanitizing door handle. According to some implementations of the invention, a sanitizing fluid is dispensed directly onto an exterior surface of the sanitizing door handle in connection with an operation of the door handle to sanitize the door handle. According to some implementations of the invention, a sanitizing fluid is dispensed directly onto a user's hand(s) in connection with an operation of the door handle to sanitize the user's hand(s).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: KleanTouch LLC
    Inventor: Michael Rafko
  • Patent number: 10391517
    Abstract: A dispenser assembly includes a rod, a plunger and a stopper. The rod has a plunger receiving end with a clip receiving recess. The plunger has a rod receiving structure with a rod engaging clip biased to fit to the clip receiving recess of the rod for movement therewith. The stopper has a plunger receiving space that defines an aperture extending through the plunger receiving space with the rod extending through the aperture. The plunger receiving space is dimensioned such that with the rod receiving structure of the plunger located within the plunger receiving space, movement of the rod engaging clip is restricted by contact with surfaces of the plunger receiving space preventing release of the rod from the plunger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: SULZER MIXPAC AG
    Inventor: Hayden Turner
  • Patent number: 10294013
    Abstract: Disclosed is a package to dispense a composition, wherein the package comprises: a flexible inner container made of gas-impermeable material and holding the composition wherein the composition comprises a blooming agent in an emulsified liquid form; a sealed rigid outer container which encloses the flexible inner container and which is filled with a driving gas compressing the inner container; and a dispenser attached to the inner container and in a fluid connection with the composition by which the composition is allowed to be dispensed by the pressure of the driving gas; wherein the pressure of the driving gas is higher than the vapor pressure of the emulsified liquid blooming agent in the inner container, throughout the usage of the package until the exhaustion of the composition in the inner container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: The Procter and Gamble Plaza
    Inventors: Cedric Kofi Aurelien Callens, Stefano Bartolucci, William Mercer Benson
  • Patent number: 10246231
    Abstract: Disclosed is a container comprising a vessel defining a chamber storing a volume of a flowable substance having a fragrance, such as a personal care or a home care product; a body defining an opening through which the flowable substance is dispensable from the chamber; and a porous element for retaining a quantity of the flowable substance, the porous element being at a position relative to the volume of the flowable substance so that the flowable substance comes into contact with the porous element as a result of the flowable substance being dispensed from the chamber through the opening. The porous element may be comprised in the body or in a closure that is movable relative to the body between a first position, at which the closure isolates the opening from an exterior of the container, and a second position at which the opening is not isolated from the exterior.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventor: John Crawford
  • Patent number: 10138109
    Abstract: A system for wirelessly charging an illuminated tap handle includes a tap handle and a wireless power unit. The tap handle includes a receiver coupling device, at least one light-emitting diode (LED) light, a transparent body, handle attachment, a handle chipset, and a personal-area network module. The handle attachment attaches the tap handle to existing beer tower opposite of the transparent body so that the existing beer tower can be operated through the tap handle. The transparent body is illuminated by the LED light that is communicably coupled to the handle chipset along with the personal-area network module. A transmitter coupling device of the wireless power unit communicably coupled with the receiver coupling device so that the handle chipset, the LED light, and the personal-area network module can be electrically powered as the transmitter coupling device is electrically connected to an external electrical outlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: ILLUMITAP LLC
    Inventors: Andrew S. Walker, James R. Lester, Brian D. G. Maxfield
  • Patent number: 10112747
    Abstract: A foam generator for compression receptacles is configured such that liquid contents pumped by an internal pressure as a result of directly compressing a compression receptacle, having the liquid contents stored therein, are mixed with air in a gas-liquid mixing chamber and, at the same time, directly discharged in the form of foam. Accordingly, the foam generator not only is capable of preventing the corruption of the liquid contents, which are not in contact with any separate metal member, but also further improves product responsiveness, since the contents are instantly discharged in the form of foam by compressing the compression receptacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: APOLLO INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Jae Kyung Lee
  • Patent number: 10112450
    Abstract: A retractable tow-hook assembly may include a vehicle frame and a bumper arranged thereon, a cable attached to the vehicle frame, and a tow-hook arranged at an end of the cable and stored within the bumper during non-use and removed from the bumper and extendable via the cable during use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: S.M. Iskander Farooq, Nirmal Muralidharan, Srinivasan Sundararajan, Marwan Ahmad Elbkaily
  • Patent number: 10010635
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a detergent pourer sterilizer. In one aspect, a detergent pourer sterilizer is provided to include a housing including a hollow portion having an open side; a detergent pourer configured to be detachably attached to the housing; a cover member configured to open or close the one open side of the hollow portion; and at least one UV LED configured to emit ultraviolet light toward the hollow portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: Seoul Viosys Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jae-Hak Jeong, Sang-Cheol Shin, Seong-Min Lee, Ji-Won Kim
  • Patent number: 9924946
    Abstract: Devices and methods for applying sealants to surgical instruments. In one embodiment, a surgical device is described that can include at least one nozzle formed at a proximal end of the device that is configured to receive a sealant, as well as an applicator formed at a distal end of the device that is configured to deliver the sealant received by the at least one nozzle. The applicator can be configured to interface with at least one of a first and second jaw of a surgical stapler such that the sealant delivered from the applicator can be deposited into a plurality of openings formed in the surgical stapler.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: Ethicon LLC
    Inventors: Michael J. Vendely, Frederick E. Shelton, IV, Bret W. Smith, Gregory Bakos, Simon Cohn, Adam R. Dunki-Jacobs, John Matonick, Jason L. Harris
  • Patent number: 9901165
    Abstract: A dispensing brush having a novel integrated dispensing system for delivering cleaning solutions and similar liquids to a surface to be cleaned. The dispensing system has a reservoir for liquid retention that is coupled to the dispensing brush. An integral pump dispenses the liquid from the reservoir and through a nozzle to a surface to be cleaned. The pump is actuated from a lever that is depressed by a user, at times repeatedly, to facilitate pumping of the liquid onto a surface to be cleaned by scrubbing action of the dispensing brush.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: Casabella Holdings, L.L.C.
    Inventor: Andre Sampaio
  • Patent number: 9883785
    Abstract: A dispensing pad cleaner having a novel integrated dispensing system for delivering cleaning solutions and similar liquids to a surface to be cleaned. A removable cleaning pad coupled to a flexible pad substrate is also provided. The dispensing system has a reservoir for liquid retention that is coupled to the dispensing pad cleaner. An integral pump dispenses the liquid from the reservoir and through a nozzle to a surface to be cleaned. The pump is actuated from a lever that is depressed by a user, at times repeatedly, to facilitate pumping of the liquid onto a surface to be cleaned by scrubbing action of the dispensing pad cleaner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: Casabella Holdings L.L.C.
    Inventor: Andre Sampaio
  • Patent number: 9851184
    Abstract: A personal defense accessory for interaction with a mobile communications device includes a main housing. A pair of electrodes are disposed in the main housing. A controller is disposed with the main housing and connected to the pair of electrodes to deliver a stun rated shock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Inventor: Christopher C. Hamilton
  • Patent number: 9801506
    Abstract: A wet/dry sheet dispenser. The dispenser has an elongate refill which holds a liquid and fits into a complementary base. Liquid is selectively dispensed from the refill by longitudinal activation of a pump. The pump may be disposed on either the refill or base. Liquid flows from the refill, upwardly to a dispensing cup. The user may then, optionally, take a sheet and wet it with liquid from the cup at the point of use. This arrangement allows for convenient and selective one hand pump operation, so the other hand is free to grasp the sheet. The sheet may be used wet or dry as desired at the point of use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Paulus Antonius Augustinus Hoefte, Kris Adriaenssens, Annick Hilda Rose Coenen, An Jozefien De Coninck
  • Patent number: 9782034
    Abstract: Described herein is an apparatus and method for dispensing a granular material. The apparatus includes a hopper for storing the granular material and a feeder for delivering the granular material through a hopper outlet to a dispensing tube that is configured to guide the granular material towards a dispensing outlet. The valve assembly is actuatable to pinch and unpinch the dispensing tube, thereby blocking and unblocking the passage of material. The valve assembly is configured to receive a resilient portion of the dispensing tube, and is actuatable to pinch the resilient portion of the dispensing tube to inhibit passage of the granular material to the dispensing port, and to unpinch said resilient portion of the dispensing tube to enable passage of the granular material through the dispensing port. The dispensing tube may be sloped between the hopper outlet and the valve assembly. Sloping of the dispensing tube promotes sliding of the granular material along an inner surface of the dispensing tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: A.C. Dispensing Equipment Inc.
    Inventors: Kyle Williston, Jeffrey Tofflemire, Ken MacGillivary, Ian MacLean
  • Patent number: 9682393
    Abstract: An improved system that protects a vent membrane from a liquid is provided. The system includes a container and a fitment seated in the opening of the container. A vent having a vent membrane is associated with the fitment. An elongated dip tube extends from of the fitment into the container. A splash guard is disposed within the container and may connect to the elongated dip tube. The splash guard may have a plurality of ridges extending radially from an aperture. The splash guard may alternatively comprise a tiered configuration. In operation, the splash guard permits gasses to enter the container while minimizing exposure of the vent membrane to the liquid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Erika Erlandson, Lisa Kreye, Matthew Darold Lausted, Gretchen King
  • Patent number: 9551139
    Abstract: A urine splash guard for a toilet bowl has a first splash guard member having an intermediate section interconnecting dual, forwardly extending arm sections, the sections being connected by fold joints, and a second splash guard member which is permanently connected to the arm sections. The second splash guard member is connected to the intermediate section by a fold joint and is fixedly attached to the underside of the toilet bowl seat. When the toilet bowl seat overlays the toilet bowl rim, the splash guard is compacted into a flat orientation on the toilet bowl rim. When the toilet bowl seat is raised and lifted, the various sections of the splash guard are rotated upward, to a vertical orientation, thereby covering the vulnerable areas of the toilet bowl rim and toilet bowl seat during urination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2017
    Inventor: William Upton Todd, IV
  • Patent number: 9541352
    Abstract: A personal defense accessory for interaction with a mobile communications device includes a main housing. A pair of electrodes are disposed in the main housing. A controller is disposed with the main housing and connected to the pair of electrodes to deliver a stun rated shock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Inventor: Christopher C. Hamilton
  • Patent number: 9414974
    Abstract: A disposable infant toiletry storage container, the container comprising at least two storage compartments, which are separated from one another to prevent mixing of its toiletry con-tents, wherein the container is at least partially collapsible and each compartment is sealable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Inventor: David Jonathan Bennett
  • Patent number: 9375593
    Abstract: An Aerosol Fire Extinguisher with Trigger Sprayer that can be easily held in one hand. The extinguishing agent is under pressure in an aerosol can and can only be released by pulling the tab of the trigger sprayer. The Trigger Sprayer Unit cannot be sprayed until the tab is pulled. The Can is a cylindrical canister housing and has a Dip Tube that goes to the bottom of the can to the Fire Extinguishing Agent. There is Propellant in the can that pushes the Fire Extinguishing Agent up through the Dip Tube. Pulling the tab of the Sprayer Unit allows the Trigger to be pressed and be moved so the Trigger Pivoting Member of the Trigger Sprayer Unit is able to press down on the stem of the Mounting Cup of the Can which then allows the Propellant in the Can to force the Fire Extinguishing Agent through the Dip Tube up through the Chamber Hole into the Direction Chamber with pressure out the Nozzle toward the fire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Inventors: Michael Fishman, Neal Markus
  • Patent number: 9126816
    Abstract: A fluid supply system includes a fluid supply subsystem and a fluid bottle subsystem. Pressurized air or other suitable gas supplied to the fluid supply system causes a piston housed within the fluid supply subsystem to translate toward the fluid bottle subsystem, thereby sealing an interface between the fluid supply subsystem and the fluid bottle subsystem. The pressurized air or gas also causes a fluid (e.g., a coolant or rinse liquid) within the fluid bottle subsystem to flow through the piston and out of the fluid supply subsystem where it may be used. The fluid supply system enables the fluid bottle subsystem to be installed or uninstalled from the fluid supply subsystem without requiring bleeding off of the air or gas supplied to the fluid supply system and/or without requiring the fluid bottle subsystem to be rotated or twisted into place relative to the fluid supply subsystem.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Inventor: Alan John Kennedy
  • Publication number: 20150133072
    Abstract: There is provided a self-defense spray. The self-defense spray an audio terminal that transmits at least one signal to an electronic device capable of taking a photograph, and is connectable to the electronic device; a connecting portion connected to a container storing a liquid; a nozzle that sprays a liquid material from the container; and a button that simultaneously controls the nozzle so that the nozzle sprays the liquid material, and transmits a signal for taking a photograph to the electronic device through the audio terminal in response to being triggered. The invention can provide a self-defense spray which may be carried all the time, functions without a separate battery, and is effective in crime prevention by photographing a criminal, and a method of controlling an electronic device using the self-defense spray.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2013
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Applicant: DEIMOS DEFENCE INC.
    Inventors: SeWon JANG, HyunMin Lee, InSeong Cho
  • Patent number: 9027796
    Abstract: A flexible and resilient tool for use with a conventional half barrel, parallel frame caulking gun or enclosed “sausage” style caulking gun, aiding the user in finishing and shaping after the caulking material has been applied. One function of the tool is to collect excess caulk from his finger(s) or from various shaping tools and spatulas. Also provided can be cap, rag and sponge holders. Additional embodiments include adaptations to existing prior art disposable caulking cartridges and caulking guns to include components of the disclosed tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Inventor: David M. Leitch
  • Publication number: 20150122840
    Abstract: Non-durable self-supporting flexible containers having product volumes and structural support volumes are provided with a valve mechanism to facilitate dispensing fluid product from the product support volume. One or more tension-inducing elements may be used to provide the valves with the ability to permit dispensing of fluid product from the product volume upon application of greater than a minimum threshold but less than a maximum threshold of squeeze force to an exterior of the flexible container. The valve may also be re-closable to prevent fluid product from being dispensed subsequent to use. The flexible container may further be provided with a product sensory experience sampling mechanism to provide for consumer interaction with one or more characteristics of the fluid product contained in the product volume without compromising the integrity of the product volume.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2014
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventors: Donald Cox, Ken McGuire, Scott Stanley, Lee Arent, Andrew Rapach, Jun You, Marc Bourgeois, Joseph Lester, Kory Gunnerson
  • Patent number: 9010582
    Abstract: A reattachable container or base apparatus that can hold at least one accessory and can be detachably attached to the bottom of one of at least two commercial material containers. The base apparatus comprises two elements. The first element is a bottom substantially horizontal with an outer edge. The second element is at least one side having a top, a bottom and a horizontal periphery. The bottom of the side is continuous affixed to the outer edge of the bottom, and the top comprising at least one attaching element not including a snap lock attaching element and able to be detachably attached to the outside of at least two differently branded conventional commercially available material containers proximate their bottoms. Also disclosed is a method of using the apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: LJA Companies, LLC
    Inventors: Lucas James Atkinson, Daniel Gene Lallak, Chad Steven Erickson
  • Publication number: 20150102065
    Abstract: The aerosol delivery system is comprised of a strap forming a loop, and an aerosol container placement region formed in the loop by securing the loop together at two points therealong. It is essentially a “figure 8” shape with a loop in the center. When pressure is applied to the loop by pulling the ends away from each other, it causes tension in the center loop, thereby applying pressure to the inserted aerosol can and activating the pressure mechanism in the can to expel whatever product is in the can.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2013
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Inventor: Neil Ross MacIntyre, III
  • Patent number: 8992456
    Abstract: A device and system for removing cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) from a CSF space within a patient's body includes a housing adapted for implantation into a subcutaneous body space remote from the CSF space. A fluid pump is mounted inside the device housing. The pump has a pump actuator, a fluid inlet extending through the housing wall and a fluid outlet extending through the housing wall. A battery-powered electric motor is mounted inside the housing and is operatively coupled to the pump actuator. Device control circuitry controls operation of the electric motor. The device control circuitry includes a processor responsive to CSF space pressure signals, outflow pressure signals, and CSF flow rate signals to calculate CSF space pressures, CSF outflow pressures, and CSF removal volumes. A telemetry unit includes a transmitter to wirelessly transmit pump data and a receiver to receive external operational commands.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Inventor: N. Garrett Powell
  • Patent number: 8991654
    Abstract: A method of spraying a posterior portion of a human person includes disposing an aerosol container in an aerosol container receiving bay of a strap-based aerosol delivery assembly. The aerosol container has product therein and a dispensing button. The aerosol delivery assembly includes: the aerosol container receiving bay having a fixed length perimeter; left and right grip sections disposed on opposing lateral sides of the aerosol container receiving bay. The method includes disposing the aerosol delivery assembly such that the aerosol container receiving bay is disposed posteriorly relative to the person, and while so positioned, dispensing product from the aerosol container toward the person's posterior by pulling the left and right grip sections away from each other, so that a vertical height of the aerosol container receiving bay is decreased to thereby depress the dispensing button of the aerosol container. Related assemblies are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Solotan LLC
    Inventor: Neil Ross MacIntyre, III
  • Publication number: 20150069082
    Abstract: A personal defense device and method incorporating Bluetooth technology into a container with an irritant agent, such as pepper spray. The container is provided with Bluetooth-enabled wireless communication circuit that allows generation of an alarm signal every time pepper spray is dispensed. The alarm signal is capable of being received by a cellular telephone and capable of generating a predetermined responsive action by the cellular telephone, such as activation of a speakerphone, dialing of an emergency number, and activation of a global positioning system locator. A panic actuator is optionally provided on the container; the panic actuator is independently connected to the wireless communication circuit to generate the alarm signal even if the pepper spray is not dispensed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2013
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Inventor: Virgil C Breeden
  • Publication number: 20150060494
    Abstract: A mouthwash dispensing system includes a bottle having a neck defining a top opening and a reservoir having side surfaces and a bottom surface that curves downward towards a center point, a pump mechanism having a pump and a tube extending from the pump and into the reservoir, the tube defining an axis that is coincident with the center point, a base having a top portion for connecting to the bottom surface of the bottle, a front portion defining a cup opening, and left and right protrusions located within the cup opening, and a cup having a top rim portion, a fluid portion and a handle having a flat surface portion extending from the top rim portion and a front holding portion, the cup configured to fit into the cup opening such that the top rim portion is positioned inside the left and right protrusions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventors: Doug Corbett, David Louis Keener, III, Huy Kha Nguyen
  • Patent number: 8960425
    Abstract: A spray package including a container defining a cavity and having an opening; a spray container movable disposed in the cavity, the spray container having a fluid container portion movably disposed in the cavity and a projection portion having an orifice in fluid communication with the first fluid container portion, the projection portion being movable through the opening in the container between a retracted and extended position; and a therapeutic liquid disposed in the fluid container portion and being discharged through the orifice upon application of a force to the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Inventor: Robert Baschnagel
  • Patent number: 8919612
    Abstract: An ornamental dispersion assembly that provides at least one ornamental portion positioned inside a dispersion assembly for engaging with a liquid or vapor that disperses from the dispersion assembly. The ornamental portion includes spherical gemstones configured to enhance the liquid by providing a smoothing and balancing effect to the liquid. The gemstones include etched surfaces for removing residue from the gemstone and providing a smooth surface to engage the liquid. The gemstones also include an aperture for enabling a siphon inside the dispersion assembly to pass through. In this manner, the gemstone positions on a nonlinear portion of the siphon, and in proximity to a central longitudinal axis of the dispersion assembly to inhibit contact with a sidewall of the dispersion assembly. The transparent dispersion assembly displays the gemstones. As the liquid passes over the gemstone, the liquid is enhanced by becoming more smooth and balanced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Inventor: Mark Charles Govers
  • Publication number: 20140374438
    Abstract: The present application describes a product dispenser. The product dispenser may include at least one macro-ingredient source, at least one micro-ingredient source positioned about the dispenser, a diluent source, a dispensing valve, a number of pumps or metering devices, and a user interface. The user interface receives a request for a product type and instructs the pumps or metering devices to dispense a predetermined type and ratio of macro-ingredients, micro-ingredients, and diluent to the dispensing valve for a predetermined flow rate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2014
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Inventors: Gregg Carpenter, David R. Newman, JR., Nilang Patel, Paul A. Phillips, Arthur G. Rudick, Lawrence B. Ziesel
  • Publication number: 20140346194
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention relate to a device to promote hand sanitization, such as a device that includes an assembly used to move a door coupled to a sanitizing agent dispenser such that the dispenser releases sanitizing agent upon manipulation of the assembly to move the door onto the hand of a user and may include a latch that is coupled to the door for latching the door.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2014
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Inventor: Alexander Roman Oshmyansky
  • Patent number: 8893985
    Abstract: A pump fragrance device includes a pump spray, an inner housing connected to a spray head, and an outer housing on the inner housing. On the inner housing, a junction piece connected to the spray head has an opening thereon. The inner housing's surface has an assembling piece to fit with the outer housing, which has an assembling structure to fit with the inner housing. The inner and outer housings form a fixing structure. The fixing structure is filled with a volatile carrier agent, at least a part of which is located in the spray path of the pump spray. When used, the pump spray sprays content onto a surface of the volatile carrier agent, thereby reducing the quantity of the volatile aromatic agent used. This prolongs the diffusion time of the volatile aromatic agent, thereby relieving users from the danger of the fragrance device being under high temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Aromate Industries Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Henry Wu
  • Publication number: 20140339265
    Abstract: An actuator device which includes a stationary support structure, a movable member displaceable relative to the structure, and a wire of a shape-memory material, which extends in the structure between two anchoring elements and the movable member such that the wire shortens when an electric current flows therethrough, causing a displacement of the movable member against the action of a contrast member. In the structure there are provided two deflection members disposed along the path of the shape-memory wire, each one between the movable member and the corresponding anchoring element of the wire, such as to cause a deflection of the wire between each anchoring element and the movable member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2012
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Applicant: BITRON POLAND SP.Z O.O.
    Inventors: Giuseppe Marone, Sergio Damilano
  • Publication number: 20140326754
    Abstract: An ADA accessible beverage dispenser having a touch screen for receiving input for controlling the beverage dispenser and a first ADA access panel located within the reach of a user for receiving input from a an ADA user and a second ADA access panel displayed in a lower portion of the touchscreen and within the reach of the user for receiving input from the user where the first and second ADA access panels are configured to communicate with the beverage dispenser to control the beverage dispenser.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2014
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Inventors: Thomas R. Hecht, Richard A. Martindale, Bret D. Baker
  • Publication number: 20140319176
    Abstract: A two-in-one dispensing bottle is disclosed. The bottle has a pre-cut unbroken section between its upper body portion and its lower body portion. The pre-cut unbroken section can be easily broken open with a twist and is covered with a break seal. A cover is designed to cover both the upper body portion and the lower body portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2014
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Inventor: Chasmite Dolos
  • Publication number: 20140319182
    Abstract: A pump assembly for removing contents from inside a bottle is described. The pump assembly includes a pump; a tube having a first end attached to the pump for drawing contents therein when the pump is actuated; and an extractor positioned on the tube and configured to remove contents from the bottom of the bottle. Kits having various embodiments of the extractor are also described herein, including the configurations of the various embodiments of the extractor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2013
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Inventors: Michael J. Anzalone, Norman Lorber, Jonathan S. Lorber, Michelle R. Lorber
  • Publication number: 20140312058
    Abstract: A component feeder including a bulk storage container for storage of components, and a lift for elevating a selection of components from the container, the lift being located inside the container. The feeder further includes a transfer arrangement for transferring elevated components from the lift onto a component pick surface on which the components are distributed in order to be picked by a tool or by a hand, and a plate configured to include the component pick surface. Further described is a component feeder system including at least one component feeder, a camera for monitoring the component pick surface and a processor used to control an industrial robot to pick pickable components lying on the pick surface. A corresponding method is also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2014
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Inventors: Daniel Sirkett, Ivan Lundberg, Siim Viilup
  • Patent number: 8851007
    Abstract: A food topping and cutting device includes a handle coupled to a cutting edge, and further includes a container coupled to the handle. The container has a dispenser at one end configured to dispense, adjacent to the cutting edge, a food topping supplied from the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Inventor: Justin Yarbrough
  • Publication number: 20140284352
    Abstract: The invention relates to a metering device (100) for metering, in a manually-controlled manner, a light-curing material present in said metering device (100), the device comprising at least one reservoir (1) which can be deformed at least in some sections thereof and in which said light-curing material is contained, as well as a metering arrangement (3) for applying the light-curing material. The invention also relates to a kit and a method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2012
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Inventor: Thomas Offermann
  • Publication number: 20140263447
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention can include systems and methods for dispensing consumable products. In one embodiment, a system comprising a product dispenser and processor can be provided. The processor can be operable to execute a set of instructions operable to receive a consumer preference to receive a notification associated with a product. The set of instructions can be further operable to determine whether the product is being offered, and based at least in part on the consumer preference, notify the consumer regarding availability of the product from the product dispenser.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventors: Dan Peters, JR., Son V. Tran, David R. Newman, Leonard F. Antao, David O. Slagley, H. Brock Kolls
  • Publication number: 20140263426
    Abstract: A dispensing system includes a conduit having a volumetric capacity between an internal discharge orifice for receipt of a flow of pressurized fluid from a valving assembly and an external discharge orifice. The dispensing system further includes a volume of pressurized fluid and a sensor. The fluid has a volumetric flow rate of about 0.05 ml/ms to about 15 ml/ms when released into the conduit from the internal discharge orifice. The sensor detects a sound at the external discharge orifice.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventor: Thomas P. Gasper
  • Patent number: 8833550
    Abstract: A spray package including: a container defining a cavity, the cavity having first and second compartments; a spray projection having an orifice in fluid communication with the first compartment; the container having an outlet in communication with the second compartment; a therapeutic liquid disposed in the first compartment and being discharged through the orifice upon application of a force to the container; and one or more tissues disposed in the second compartment, the one or more tissues being removable from the second compartment through the outlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Inventor: Robert J. Baschnagel
  • Publication number: 20140252027
    Abstract: A system for spraying, according to various aspects of the present invention, includes a shuttle and a trigger switch. The shuttle and the trigger switch cooperate with discontinuous mechanical coupling. The trigger switch provides a discontinuity in bias against operation of the trigger switch by the user. Consequently, the user experiences tactile feedback before spray is released. Prior to tactile feedback, the system establishes a communication link. When spray is released, the system transmits a notice via the communication link. Such a system when equipped with pepper spray aerosol is advantageous for self-defense.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2013
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Applicant: Guardian 8 Corporation
    Inventor: Charles Scott Lord