Nonmetallic Patents (Class 222/215)
  • Patent number: 11247817
    Abstract: A glue bottle includes a bottle body and a head part mating with each other. A housing surrounds the bottle body, a top portion of the bottle body sticks out of the housing and mating with the head part, a bottom portion of the bottle body is disposed within the housing. The housing has a through hole and a guiding hole connected to the through hole. The bottle body has a guiding bar mating with the guiding hole. The housing is made of elastic material. The housing further has at least one protrusion located at an inner surface of the housing and in contact with the bottle body. The housing further has at least one notch. When two opposite edges of the notch are in contact with each other, the protrusion is forced to squeeze the bottle body so as to deform the bottle body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: MURA KEN CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Dongmin Jin
  • Patent number: 11186412
    Abstract: A squeeze tube includes a fluid-discharge container and a fluid-discharge closure mated to the fluid-storage container. The fluid-discharge closure is coupled to one end of the fluid-storage container and configured to discharge selectively fluid stored in a product-storage region formed in the fluid-storage container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: Berry Plastics Corporation
    Inventors: John R. Goddard, Bryan K. Seibert
  • Patent number: 11090260
    Abstract: A single use applicator described herein allows for simplicity while ensuring that only the necessary amount of product in each compartment is utilized when needed. The inventive drug delivery device includes a housing with two compartments, each containing substances separated by a barrier or membrane which can be broken apart by applying pressure to the housing. One end of the applicator includes a tapered nozzle and cap which can be twisted off when ready to use. Once the barrier or membrane is broken, the two components, liquid and powder, will mix creating the end product. After the two components have been mixed and the user is ready to apply the end product, the user will twist the cap off of the device and apply pressure to the applicator housing in order to force the substance through the nozzle and into the eye, nasal passage, ear canal or other part of the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: CELLULA LLC
    Inventor: Damian Joseph Todd
  • Patent number: 10981702
    Abstract: The present disclosure discloses a drip hose, comprising a hose body and a drip head inner plug. A sealing post is fixed in the opening of the hose body, a sealing ring is fixed in the interior of the drip head inner plug, the drip head inner plug is capped in the hose body, the sealing post blocks the sealing ring, the sealing post, the sealing ring and the drip head inner plug jointly form a storage space; a small liquid outlet aperture is arranged in the sealing ring, and a small liquid outlet hole is arranged in the head of the drip head inner plug, and the small liquid outlet aperture is in communication with both the storage space and the opening of the hose body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignees: SHENZHEN BEAUTY STAR CO., LTD, GUANGZHOU BEAUTY STAR CO., LTD
    Inventors: Debin Yan, Shenzhou Li, Jing Ouyang
  • Patent number: 10912819
    Abstract: This invention provides a novel formulation for effective delivery of a pharmaceutically active ingredient such as a peptide possessing neuroprotective activity. Also provided are methods for treating pertinent clinical implications such as autism, schizophrenia, and dementia using the formulation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: Ramot at Tel-Aviv University, Ltd.
    Inventor: Illana Gozes
  • Patent number: 10898196
    Abstract: An apparatus for cleaning a surgical instrument includes an elongate member having a first end and a second end configured for disposal within a cavity of a surgical instrument. The elongate member defines a longitudinal channel and a plurality of apertures extending transversely through the elongate member. The apertures are in communication with the longitudinal channel. The first end of the elongate member is configured to be coupled to a source of fluid such that fluid passes through the longitudinal channel and out of the elongate member through the plurality of apertures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: Jonathan W. Sapienza, Paul D. Richard, Ramiro Cabrera, Stephen R. Paul
  • Patent number: 10875700
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a pliable material to form a dispenser insert. The dispenser insert includes a lower section and an upper section. The lower section is configured for insertion into and stable engagement with the mouth and interior of a dispensing container. The upper section is configured to extend outward and away from the mouth of the dispensing container. The upper section defines an orifice at a distal end of the upper section. The orifice maintains a closed configuration in an undeformed state and an open configuration for passage of a liquid in a deformed state subject to application of an external force on the upper section of the dispenser insert.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Inventor: Gary C. Moore
  • Patent number: 10683128
    Abstract: A bottle has a storage compartment to store an item. The bottle includes a top opening, a bag inside the bottle defining the storage compartment, a bottom opening formed by an opening of the bag, and a bottom cap that includes at least one hole. The bottom cap is removably connected over the bottom opening to provide access to the storage compartment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Inventors: Lawrence Michael Lau, Charlene Lyu, Alexander Christopher Lau
  • Patent number: 10543499
    Abstract: The disposable powder-dispensing bulb is configured for use with talcum powder. The disposable powder-dispensing bulb stores the talcum powder. The disposable powder-dispensing bulb dispenses the talcum powder. The disposable powder-dispensing bulb is disposable. The disposable powder-dispensing bulb is degradable after disposal. The disposable powder-dispensing bulb comprises a degradable bulb, a degradable cap, and talcum powder. The degradable bulb is a hollow containment structure. The talcum powder is stored in the degradable bulb. The degradable cap attaches to the degradable bulb. The degradable cap opens and closes to provide access to the talcum powder stored within the degradable bulb.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Inventor: Karriem Cherry
  • Patent number: 10538093
    Abstract: When a known lid member was merely applied to a bottle that contains ink, there was room for improvement in terms of the operation of the lid member and the way how to bring attention to the handling thereof. A bottle set is provided that includes: a bottle that includes an ink container that contains ink, and an outflow port through which the ink in the ink container flows out to the outside; and a lid member that is configured to attach to and detach from the bottle, and is configured to cover the outflow port in a state of being attached to the bottle. The lid member includes a colored portion that has optical transparency and is colored with a color corresponding to a type of the ink contained in the ink container in at least a portion of the lid member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takumi Nagashima, Hitoshi Igarashi, Ryoichi Tanaka, Tadahiro Mizutani, Tomoyuki Nakano
  • Patent number: 10518022
    Abstract: An enema applicator device including a manual pump having a removable bulb portion and an L-shaped tube, a frustoconical connector having a top side, a bottom side, and an opening, an applicator portion having a frustoconical base and an applicator tube, an aperture medially and continuously disposed through the base of the applicator portion, a rubberized bulb cover continuously disposed around an exterior surface of the bulb portion of the pump, a tube cover continuously disposed around an exterior surface of the tube of the pump from a left side of the tube of the pump to proximal a right side of the tube of the pump, and a rubberized connector cover continuously disposed around an exterior surface of the connector from the top side of the connector to the tube cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Inventor: Kenroy Walker
  • Patent number: 10427860
    Abstract: Packaging comprising a pouch for containing a product and allowing the release thereof, comprising a manually deformable jacket comprising a first flexible film. The first film being closed on itself so as to form a frustum having a first end and a second end, the cross section of the frustum narrowing toward the first end. The packaging also comprising a base formed by a second flexible film and sealed at the second end of the frustum so as to close the second end, the base and the jacket being sealed “wrong-side to wrong-side” so as to form together a manually deformable pouch. The packaging also comprising a closure device through which the product is intended to flow during release and comprising a sleeve sealed at the first end of the frustum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: SOCIETE D'EMBALLAGE ET DE CONDITIONNEMENT S.E.M.C.O.
    Inventor: Wenael Regnier
  • Patent number: 10336511
    Abstract: A dosing cap is configured for fitting on a dosing bottle and has a dosing channel which extends in a longitudinal direction and which has, at one end, an outlet opening for a liquid that is to be dosed. The dosing channel contains a first dosing portion, which tapers in the longitudinal direction to a dosing diameter, wherein the dosing diameter is in the range from 0.2 mm to 1.2 mm. Moreover, the dosing channel contains a second dosing portion, which adjoins the first dosing portion in the longitudinal direction to form a first step and which has a diameter greater than the dosing diameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: SHB GmbH
    Inventor: Hans-Werner Stolle
  • Patent number: 10004633
    Abstract: A dispenser for the delivery of a droplet of a liquid comprises a housing which defines an outlet orifice, a tip seal, biased against the housing to seal the outlet orifice, and a dosing pump for pumping a liquid to the outlet nozzle. The dispenser further comprises an actuation pump configured to provide a hydraulic opening force to the tip seal for opening of the outlet orifice. Preferably the actuation pump is configured to operate at a higher pressure than the dosing pump.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: Glaxo Group Limited
    Inventors: David Blakey, Gary Thomas Crosby
  • Patent number: 9932139
    Abstract: A dispenser for dispensing a liquid is disclosed. The dispenser comprises an outlet for dispensing a liquid, a reservoir for liquid, and a closure configured to engage with the dispenser and movable between a closed position in which the outlet is enclosed and an open position in which the outlet is not enclosed. The dispenser further comprises an arrangement for controlling liquid communication between the reservoir and the outlet, the arrangement and reservoir movable with respect to each other between a first configuration in which the reservoir is not in liquid communication with the outlet and a second configuration in which the reservoir is in liquid communication with the outlet. By requiring a second movement after removal of the closure accidental access or dispensing of the contents may be avoided or reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: Nerudia Ltd.
    Inventors: Kenneth Scott, Chris Lord, David Jones, Stephen McDonald
  • Patent number: 9924775
    Abstract: The present invention relates t o a powder-discharging container comprising an air passage and a powder passageway, which are formed on the inside of a stem, so that air and powder can pass through separately, thereby enabling spraying of powder passing through the powder passageway by means of air passing through the air passageway, when a button portion is pressed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: YONWOO CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Seo-Hui Jung
  • Patent number: 9919839
    Abstract: A collapsible bottle with a channelway provided in a side wall which, in collapsed conditions of the bottle, the channelway becomes engaged with opposed portions of the side wall and define a flow passageway therethrough toward a discharge opening at one end of the bottle and a closed other end of the bottle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: OP-Hygiene IP GmbH
    Inventor: Ali Mirbach
  • Patent number: 9821947
    Abstract: A method and a receptacle for storing and supplying a liquid, especially a liquid medical preparation. It is an object of the invention to provide a suitable receptacle and method for storing and supplying a desired liquid quantity. It is solved by a liquid tight and preferably gas-tight receptacle, comprising a compressible tube (7) or foil bag. A rigid opening portion (6) is sealingly mounted to one end of the tube (7). The diameter of the opening portion (6) is the same as the diameter of the tube (7). The tube (7) diameter is not more than 10 mm The liquid has a volume of not more than 1.5 ml, preferably of not more than 1.3 ml. The tube (7) contains additionally a gas having a volume of 10 to 15% of the liquid volume. The tube (7) or foil bag comprises a flat portion having an inscription.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: Vifor (International) AG
    Inventor: Ludwig Daniel Weibel
  • Patent number: 9725228
    Abstract: A dispenser for dispensing a fluid includes a rigid vial that has a main fluid chamber containing a fluid, and a pump assembly that is in fluid communication with the main fluid chamber and is configured to dispense a predetermined quantity of fluid from the main fluid chamber. A flexible bladder is provided which is located within the main fluid chamber and is configured to expand to fill the ullage created within the main fluid chamber during dispensing of fluid by the pump assembly. The resilient bladder tends to force itself outwardly toward the rigid vial and, in turn, increases the pressure within the main fluid chamber in comparison to the interior of the bladder to thereby prevent the ingress of air or vapors through the bladder or otherwise into the main fluid chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: DR. PY INSTITUTE LLC
    Inventors: Daniel Py, Joseph M. Ting
  • Patent number: 9327894
    Abstract: The invention provides a dispensing system for viscous liquids comprising suspended large particulate material, the system comprising a deformable container having an outlet nozzle, the container holding the viscous liquid. It has been found that this combination of features enables a viscous liquid which may otherwise give rise to frequent blockages and difficult dispensing of a liquid through a constriction, such as in the nozzle, to be evenly, reproducibly and continuously dispensed as a manual operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Assignee: Bostik S.A.
    Inventors: Matthew Aled Thomas, Robert Andrew Scott, Mark Phillip Houghton
  • Patent number: 9038857
    Abstract: A squeezable hollow thin walled dispensing container having an open ended main body is provided with a closure plug insertable into the open end, the plug having outwardly projecting ribs engaging the inside of the peripheral wall of the body, a locking member is received exterior of the body around the plug, and the plug and locking member entrapping portions of the wall therebetween to sealingly close the open end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Inventor: Fang-Pin Chen
  • Patent number: 9016521
    Abstract: A product dispenser package for storing a viscous product for personal use comprises a container including an interior chamber extending to a sealable opening, the interior chamber being structured and disposed for holding the viscous product, and whereby squeezing one's fingers against the container and directing one's fingers along the length of the container from the bottom end of the container towards the top end of the container forces the viscous product out of the interior chamber through the opening. In a preferred embodiment, a portion of the relevant end of the dispenser package is folded over on itself to prevent inadvertent emission of the product. The folded segments may be sealed with a food grade adhesive or held together by a band sized for engaged receipt of the folded segments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Inventor: Diana Foster
  • Patent number: 8991650
    Abstract: A stopper for being sealed between two sheets of a reservoir, including a body defining a front face, rear face, internal edge, and external edge. The body forms a dispenser orifice that passes through from the rear face to the front face, the front and rear faces defining front and rear heat-sealing zones for the sheets. The front face defines a fluid collection zone at the orifice and the rear face defines a fluid delivery channel that extends from the dispenser orifice to the internal edge of the body. A closure lid is provided, the lid connected to the base body via a hinge. The body defines tapering side edges where the front and rear heat-sealing zones are contiguous, and the front and rear faces are convex, to define a maximum thickness where the dispenser orifice, the delivery channel, and a fraction of the collection zone are formed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Aptar France S.A.S.
    Inventors: Fabrice Perignon, Christophe Pierre
  • Publication number: 20150014356
    Abstract: The invention provides a dispensing system for viscous liquids comprising suspended large particulate material, the system comprising a deformable container having an outlet nozzle, the container holding the viscous liquid. It has been found that this combination of features enables a viscous liquid which may otherwise give rise to frequent blockages and difficult dispensing of a liquid through a constriction, such as in the nozzle, to be evenly, reproducibly and continuously dispensed as a manual operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2013
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Applicant: BOSTIK S.A.
    Inventors: Matthew Aled Thomas, Robert Andrew Scott, Mark Phillip Houghton
  • Patent number: 8915403
    Abstract: A fixed-amount discharge squeeze container (10) which discharges a specific amount of content liquid from a discharge port by squeeze deformation of a container body (11) includes a squeeze-deformable plastic-made container body (11) and a squeeze operating portion (14) to perform squeeze operation is arranged at a barrel portion (13) of the container body (11). The squeeze operating portion (14) has a cross-sectional shape formed with a compression face portion (16) having a mountain-like section including a pair of inclined face portions (15) arranged along two faces intersecting obtusely and a compression support portion (18) having an arc-shaped section which is jointed integrally with foot parts (19b) of the compression face portion (16) respectively via an edge line portion (17). The compression face portion (16) is restricted so as not to be flipped into a valley-like shape after the inclined face portions (15) deforms until force to expand the distance between the bilateral foot parts (19b) vanishes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Assignee: Kao Corporation
    Inventors: Shinichi Inaba, Susumu Fujinami, Hiroshi Goto
  • Patent number: 8910832
    Abstract: Device for the preservation of substances to be kept separate until their application includes a container (2), which is provided with an at least partially deformable body (6), and a delivery mouth (4), on which there is provided a delivery element for delivering the mixture. A watertight chamber (5) is arranged between the delivery mouth and the body of the container and is provided with a connection mouth (12) for the connection to the body (6), which is closed by cap means (20). A component of the substance to be delivered is contained in the watertight chamber (5), whereas another component is contained in the body (6). The communication between the two components is established by removing said cap, by interference between the walls of the cap and the walls of the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: Inge S.p.A.
    Inventor: Alessio Nobbio
  • Publication number: 20140312073
    Abstract: A squeezable hollow thin walled dispensing container having an open ended main body is provided with a closure plug insertable into the open end, the plug having outwardly projecting ribs engaging the inside of the peripheral wall of the body, a locking member is received exterior of the body around the plug, and the plug and locking member entrapping portions of the wall therebetween to sealingly close the open end.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2013
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Inventor: Fang-Pin Chen
  • Patent number: 8863991
    Abstract: A bottle formed of a food-grade plastic material, such as clear polyethylene terephthalate, may include a frustoconical neck portion, a shoulder region, a base region, and a sidewall portion have opposed grip-enhancing surfaces, and elastically deformable pressure panels. A cap for the container may include a valve to control product leakage, and may be sized to allow inversion of the bottle. A generally trapezoidal tab of the cap may be moveable between a closed position covering a cap orifice and an open position outside the plane of the cap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: H.J. Heinz Company
    Inventors: Wayne C. Cleary, Michael D. McMahon
  • Publication number: 20140305952
    Abstract: A folding container comprising a body portion defining a receptacle chamber within the container into which product can be filled and at least one rib extending along at least a portion of the body portion. The at least one rib being collapsible to permit the body portion to collapse to a generally flattened position in the absence of the product contained therein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2012
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Applicant: AMCOR LIMITED
    Inventors: Ivan F. Harris, Ricardo Sandoval, Albert Shane, Luke A. Mast, Vicki Catalina
  • Patent number: 8820578
    Abstract: The packaging comprising an essentially dimensionally stable, elastically deformable external container, an easily deformable inner bag arranged therein, which receives the filling material, and a valve, is characterized in that the valve comprises a base body which extends over the opening of the external container and comprises at least one through opening for the filling material and a pin oriented away from the external container, and a cap which is fastened to the neck of the external container and covers the base body and the upper end wall of which is formed by a membrane which delimits a receiving chamber for the filling material between the cap and the base body and comprises an outlet opening for the filling material which in the unpressurized state of the packaging is closed by the pin in that the membrane with the area containing the outlet opening rests under preload on the pin, the membrane being lifted from the pin upon exertion of pressure on the external container by the pressurized filling m
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Gaplast GmbH
    Inventors: Roland Kneer, Alexander Keller
  • Patent number: 8809253
    Abstract: A container has: a) a collapsible receptacle, the wall of which is designed flexibly such that the internal volume of the receptacle is adapted to the volume of a liquid contained therein, and which has an outlet with an outlet valve; and b) in the receptacle a disinfectant composition in the form of a solution with a content of aliphatic alcohol of at most 20% by weight. It is possible that the disinfectant composition is not contaminated with spores or other germs also after the container has been opened, even upon repeated discharge from the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: L'Air Liquide, Societe Anonyme pour l'Etude et l'Exploitation des Procedes Georges Claude
    Inventors: Sabine Behrends, Henning Reinstorff, Andreas Dettmann
  • Patent number: 8727244
    Abstract: A fluid container is disclosed for retaining and dispensing a fluid into the mouth of an individual. The fluid container comprises a deformable body and defining an exterior surface and an interior chamber. An output end has an output orifice for positioning the fluid exterior to the interior chamber. A valve engages the output orifice for controlling the fluid flowing through the output orifice.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Relaj Inc.
    Inventors: Bruce Bernstein, Rebecca Bernstein, David McDonald, Jonathan Marks, Jon Dixon
  • Patent number: 8701947
    Abstract: A container and dispenser in conical shape for edible or non-edible substances is described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: Pinar Holdings LLC
    Inventor: Pieter Weyts
  • Patent number: 8683914
    Abstract: The baster has a bellows for use in providing suction to draw basting liquid into a tapered tube, and compression to eject the liquid out of the tube. A valve at the lower tip of the tube provides resistance to the unwanted outflow of liquid from the tube to greatly reduce or eliminate dripping. Preferably, the valve has the form of a flexible membrane over the lower tip of the tube, with a plurality of slits which cross one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignee: Fox Run USA, LLC
    Inventor: Rodney W. Robbins
  • Publication number: 20140061248
    Abstract: Disclosed are embodiments of a squeezable drink bottle and a cap assembly therefor. The cap assembly can comprise a rigid cap body configured to be secured to a liquid container, a spout comprising a resiliently flexible tube extending through a passageway in the cap body, and a shut-off trigger slidably mounted in the cap body and adjustable between an open position and a closed position relative to the cap body, wherein when the trigger is in the open position, the tube is open to allow liquid to flow through the spout, and when the trigger is in the closed position, the tube is closed to block liquid flow through the spout. The cap assembly can also include a mouthpiece valve that remains sealed until the bottle is squeezed to pressurize a lumen within the mouthpiece and squirt fluid out of the spout or the mouthpiece is pinched to open the seal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2013
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Inventor: Matt Hoskins
  • Patent number: 8651396
    Abstract: A personal defense device is provided that includes an irritant. The personal defense device may have an irritant dispensing member that is carried on the back of a user. The irritant dispensing member may be configured for dispensing the irritant such that the irritant is dispensed behind the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Inventor: Donald M Spearman, Sr.
  • Patent number: 8561851
    Abstract: A beverage bottle for storing and dispensing water and impure sports beverages having a container and a dispensing opening on a top wall movable between an open position and a closed position and a unitary valve disposed within the container bottom wall having a vertically sinuous contour, and laterally opposed, laterally actuating, compliant slit faces and a substantially rigid annular flat surface. As the vertically sinuous contour is flattened upon the annular flat surface, the slit faces are laterally urged together establishing a preloaded seal, for leak resistant valve operation, and reduced restriction dispensing of water and impure sports beverages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Inventor: Christopher A. Leonoff
  • Publication number: 20130240566
    Abstract: A waxing dispenser has a nozzle with a plurality of channels for delivering hot wax to a nozzle surface placed into contact with the skin. By pressing on the dispenser as its surface is moved over the skin a uniform layer of hot wax is laid down. The nozzle may be easily replaced with one of a different size or shape and the product may be acquired with a selection of the nozzles. The dispenser is designed to be sold at a low price so that it may be considered a one-use item to be disposed of after one or two uses.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2012
    Publication date: September 19, 2013
    Inventor: Tamara Randolph-Colon
  • Patent number: 8534478
    Abstract: A collapsible container and a method of using the collapsible container are provided. In one embodiment of the container, the container comprises a collapsible fold area associating a base portion with a nestable portion, the collapsible fold area being structured such that a collapsing of collapsible fold area results in disposal of at least a portion of the nestable portion within the base volume. In one embodiment of the method, the method comprises the steps of nestling the collapsed containers with one another for efficient space storage when said collapsed containers are not in use, and releasing a vacuum or applying a force to return a collapsed container to its full or expanded position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Assignee: Dr Pepper/Seven Up, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles Ishmael Mays, III, Gregory M. Hogle, Byron Lee Sharp, Donald Harold Ankney, Brady Glen Gutekunst
  • Patent number: 8403176
    Abstract: The present invention relates to packaging materials for ophthalmic solutions. Difficulties with water loss in standard ophthalmic bottles are overcome in the controlled drop dispensing container of the present invention. This controlled drop dispensing container comprises a dispensing tip, a laminate tube 15, and a shoulder connecting the laminate tube 15 to the dispensing tip 7. The dispensing tip 7 comprises an inner orifice having a diameter sufficiently small to restrict flow of liquid contents of the tube to the desired level, an outer orifice 9 having a diameter sufficiently large to form a drop of the desired size from the liquid contents of the tube, where fluid communication exists between the inner orifice and the outer orifice 9. The laminate tube 15 comprises an outer polymeric layer 10, an optional first tie layer 11, a middle barrier layer 12, an optional second tie layer 13, an inner polymeric layer 14.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2013
    Assignee: Allergan, Inc.
    Inventor: Scott J. Gerondale
  • Publication number: 20120312840
    Abstract: A container-closure system includes a sterile vessel configured to store a preservative-free therapeutic agent. A polymeric applicator is fluidly coupled to the vessel through which the therapeutic agent is dispensed. Surfaces of the applicator that are susceptible to contamination during dispensing of the therapeutic agent comprise one or more antimicrobial additives which provide antimicrobial efficacy at the applicator surfaces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2012
    Publication date: December 13, 2012
    Inventors: AYAKO HASEGAWA, SAI SHANKAR, KUNAL JARIWALA, MELISSA GULMEZIAN, RAMAKRISHNAN SRIKUMAR
  • Publication number: 20120285995
    Abstract: A fixed-amount discharge squeeze container (10) which discharges a specific amount of content liquid from a discharge port by squeeze deformation of a container body (11) includes a squeeze-deformable plastic-made container body (11) and a squeeze operating portion (14) to perform squeeze operation is arranged at a barrel portion (13) of the container body (11). The squeeze operating portion (14) has a cross-sectional shape formed with a compression face portion (16) having a mountain-like section including a pair of inclined face portions (15) arranged along two faces intersecting obtusely and a compression support portion (18) having an arc-shaped section which is jointed integrally with foot parts (19b) of the compression face portion (16) respectively via an edge line portion (17). The compression face portion (16) is restricted so as not to be flipped into a valley-like shape after the inclined face portions (15) deforms until force to expand the distance between the bilateral foot parts (19b) vanishes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2010
    Publication date: November 15, 2012
    Applicant: Kao Corporation
    Inventors: Shinichi Inaba, Susumu Fujinami, Hiroshi Goto
  • Publication number: 20120279995
    Abstract: A dispensing device includes a housing at least partially surrounding a compressible container. The container includes a first tab member received by a first tab receiver in a wall of the housing. The dispensing device dispenses material through an open end of the container in response to a compressive force moving an opposing end of the container towards the open end. As the container is compressed, the first tab member exits the first tab receiver and enters a second tab receiver, which is located closer to the dispensing end of the housing than the first tab receiver. The first tab member remains in the second tab receiver after the compressive force has been removed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2011
    Publication date: November 8, 2012
    Applicant: Specialty Lubricants Corporation
    Inventors: Steven J. Bugenske, Robin Bugenske
  • Publication number: 20120267397
    Abstract: A container body (11) is provided with a squeeze operating portion (13a) between a shoulder portion (15) and a bottom portion (14), the squeeze operating portion including a squeeze face portion (16) opposed to a squeeze direction X, a pair of lateral support wall portions (17) arranged along the squeeze direction X at both side sections of the squeeze face portion (16), and inclined linking face portions (18) arranged as being inclined therebetween. When the squeeze face portion (16) is compressed to the squeeze direction x, the inclined linking face portions (18) expand distance between the pair of lateral support wall portions (17) at both sides as deforming along the squeeze face portion (16) from an inclined state against the squeeze face portion (16). The inclined linking face portions (18) are restricted so as not to be flipped in the squeeze direction (x) side after deformation completes as expansion force vanishes, so that constant quantity of content liquid is discharged.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2010
    Publication date: October 25, 2012
    Applicant: Kao Corporation
    Inventors: Shinichi Inaba, Hiroshi Goto, Michiaki Fujita, Mitsugu Iwatsubo
  • Patent number: 8287505
    Abstract: A dispensing tip apparatus for an eye drop dispenser to administer topical ophthalmic solutions is described. The apparatus integrates an ophthalmic solution-dispensing tip with an optical gauging assembly. The tip provides continuous visual feedback about it orientation and relationship to the eye. The dispensing tip when attached to any standard topical ophthalmic solution dispensing bottle or reservoir enables the user to view a target, visually align the dispenser tip, and administer an eye drop with precision. There is also a visual feedback by which the dispenser tip is prevented from gaining too close proximity and contacting the eye, thus preventing contamination of the medication and its dispenser. The visual feedback can also contain textual or graphic information that serves as a promotional advertisement. The is assembly can be attached to the neck of an eye drop bottle or attached to the tip of an eye drop bottle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Inventor: Jerrold Scott Pine
  • Publication number: 20120199611
    Abstract: An arrangement for a dropper, in particular a container (bottle) (1) made of injection-molded plastics, preferably, but not necessarily, translucent, with a base (2) having the form of a membrane (M), having a different thickness than the container, but being an integral part of the container (bottle) (1), with a corrugated perimeter (3) that causes the membrane (M) to act like a spring, making it considerably easier to actuate and move the liquid mechanically towards the dose dispensing device (4).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2010
    Publication date: August 9, 2012
    Inventor: Marcos Antonio Quimenton
  • Publication number: 20120138633
    Abstract: An amusement device for collecting and storing a quantity of air/gas from a selected source and expelling the stored air/gas as desired includes a collapsible bladder having an enclosed interior volume. The bladder being biased against collapse such that the bladder is expanded until being squeezed and such that the bladder once again expands when no longer being squeezed. The bladder including first and second openings into the enclosed interior volume. A first one-way valve is disposed across the first opening and configured to permit the flow of air into the enclosed interior volume through the first opening. A second one-way valve is disposed across second opening and configured to permit the flow of air out of the enclosed interior volume through the second opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2010
    Publication date: June 7, 2012
    Applicant: BUTTERCUP GROUP, INC.
    Inventor: Ross K. Magers
  • Publication number: 20120097710
    Abstract: A squeeze food dispenser has a reusable body that holds food and a nipple that has a recessed opening that dispenses food to a user. Food is dispensed by the user squeezing the body and/or sucking on the nipple.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2010
    Publication date: April 26, 2012
    Inventor: Kristin Ahmer
  • Patent number: 8127970
    Abstract: A bottle formed of a food-grade plastic material, such as clear polyethylene terephthalate, may include a frustoconical neck portion, a shoulder region, a base region, and a sidewall portion have opposed grip-enhancing surfaces, and elastically deformable pressure panels. A cap for the container may include a valve to control product leakage, and may be sized to allow inversion of the bottle. A generally trapezoidal tab of the cap may be moveable between a closed position covering a cap orifice and an open position outside the plane of the cap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2012
    Assignee: H.J. Heinz Company
    Inventors: Wayne C. Cleary, Michael D. McMahon
  • Publication number: 20120043350
    Abstract: A dispensing container according to the invention includes a container body having a rod-like shape, The dispensing container is therefore compact and the user can hold the dispensing container as if the user holds a pen and use the thumb, the index finger, and any other finger to apply pressure to the dispensing container so as to dispense a drug solution. A heat insulating grip is attached to the outer circumferential surface of the container body, whereby heat originating from the body temperature of a finger of the user will not be transferred to the drug solution or volatilize it. No excessive dispensing that is not intended by the user will therefore occur. Since the container body is thin and hence unlikely crashed, the user can make adjustment of the pressure applied by the thumb, the index finger, and any other finger to readily extract a single droplet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2011
    Publication date: February 23, 2012
    Applicant: GC Corporation
    Inventors: Shinichi Kojima, Masayuki Takahashi