Part Of Cartridge Or Removable Container Patents (Class 222/327)
  • Patent number: 10947027
    Abstract: A dosing dispenser for a flowable composition includes a housing, a traveler, a plunger, and a driver. The housing defines a chamber, and the plunger is movable within the chamber. The traveler is at least partially within the chamber and configured to selectively position the plunger. The driver is at least partially within the chamber and configured to movably position the traveler relative to the driver. The driver is engaged with the traveler within the chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: DOSELOGIX, LLC
    Inventors: Timothy Gayle Phipps, Saundra D. Naughton, Craig Jay Cochran, John Britton S. Mockridge, Daniel Lee DeYoung, Dale Melton Coker
  • Patent number: 10894000
    Abstract: In a method and a corresponding device for producing an extrudate, starting products are introduced into an extrusion container, heated, and homogeneously intermixed by dual asymmetric centrifugation of the extrusion container. The extrusion container is rotated about a primary rotation axis that extends outside the extrusion container, and is simultaneously rotated about a secondary rotation axis that extends through the extrusion container and is situated at an acute angle with respect to the primary rotation axis. Lastly, the intermixed starting products are jointly extruded from the extrusion container. The method and the corresponding device are particularly suitable for processing small and very small substance quantities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: Chemspeed Technologies AG
    Inventor: Rolf Gueller
  • Patent number: 10864540
    Abstract: A control assembly for a material dispenser includes a plunger movably located within a bore of the assembly, the plunger having first and second ends, the first end having an abutment for moveably retaining the plunger within the bore and the second end for engaging a switch during operation of the material dispenser to cease operation. A biasing member located within the bore, the biasing member engaging the first end of the plunger, the biasing member allowing for the manual movement of the plunger without harm to the switch of the material dispenser during use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Inventors: Timm Randal Herman, Brent Michael Findlay, Mason S. James
  • Patent number: 10821469
    Abstract: A two-component dispenser includes first and second push rods guided within the two-component dispenser, first and second drive plate assemblies respectively associated with and embodied for engaging with the first and second push rods, and an actuation mechanism symmetrically arranged with respect to the first and second push rods and with respect to the first and second drive plate assemblies. The actuation mechanism displaceable in a linear manner between a release position and a plurality of dispensing positions and engaging the first and second drive plate assemblies in the dispensing positions to lock the first and second push rods by engagement with the first and second drive plate assemblies and to entrain the first and second push rods in a dispensing direction of the two-component dispenser.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: SULZER MIXPAC AG
    Inventor: Martin Grontved
  • Patent number: 10814347
    Abstract: A caulking gun includes a push disk, a push rod, an adhesive cartridge compartment, a trigger and a gun body; the trigger is hingedly coupled to the middle part of the gun body; the rear end of the push rod is outside the gun body and provided with a braking device; the front end is in the adhesive cartridge compartment through the gun body and provided with a push disk; a push piece for driving the push rod is mounted in the gun body; the front end of the push piece is provided with a return spring; the trigger is provided with a pin position switching device for adjusting the propulsion ratio by adjusting the contact position of the push piece; adjustment of different propulsion ratios enables the caulking gun to be multifunctional to meet the construction requirements of different adhesives.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: ZHEJIANG VOLCANO MACHINERY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Le Xia, Suhua Zhang, Weidong Shen
  • Patent number: 10746951
    Abstract: A tool device for installing an optical fiber inside a user premises includes a neck, a coupling joined to the neck for attachment to a leading end of an adhesive syringe or an extension pole, and a head joined to a leading portion of the neck. The head has a leading edge of a certain width, and a passageway for receiving an optical fiber and guiding the fiber to a position proximate to the leading edge. The width of the leading edge is such that when the edge is held transversely across a structural corner containing an adhesive bead, and an optical fiber is received in the passageway in the head and directed ahead of the leading edge, the edge embeds the fiber in the bead when the edge is swept along the corner with the optical fiber positioned between the edge and the adhesive bead.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: OFS FITEL, LLC
    Inventors: Kelvin B Bradley, Denis E Burek, Xavier Chiron, Jimmy Joy
  • Patent number: 10687880
    Abstract: A bone material dispensing device is provided. The bone material dispensing device comprises a housing having a proximal end, a distal end, and a longitudinal axis. The proximal end having a first opening and the distal end having a second opening. The first opening and the second opening configured to slidably receive at least a portion of a plunger. A locking member is provided that is pivotably connected to an upper surface of the housing and extends adjacent to the upper surface of the housing. The locking member comprises a locking surface extending adjacent to the distal end of the housing configured to engage a portion of a tubular member, a funnel, or a combination thereof. The locking member is movable in a locking position to lock the portion of the tubular member, the funnel, or the combination thereof with the housing. A bone material dispensing system and a method of implanting bone material with the bone material dispensing system are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven D. Deridder, Ralph D. Goosby, Erick Vasquez, Jonathan M. Dewey
  • Patent number: 10682666
    Abstract: A dispensing apparatus having various features is described. The dispensing apparatus can receive a cartridge having a movable plunger configured to direct the fluid through a dispensing valve. The plunger can be movable under a force applied by air pressure. The cartridge can be inserted in the dispensing apparatus using a clamping and sealing mechanism and can be released using a cartridge ejector. The dispensing apparatus can include a ball valve having a ball defining an internal passageway that selectively aligns with a second internal passageway outside of the ball, a brush mounted via an elongating mechanism, and/or a gear train transmitting power from the elongating mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Nordson Corporation
    Inventors: Jerry R. Routen, William C. Paetow, II, Jeffry J. Grana, Justin E. Hall, Thomas R. Tudor
  • Patent number: 10639670
    Abstract: A caulking gun for dispensing viscous material does not have any freeloop. A brake device is in the first and in the second position inclined relative to the axis of the push rod and a release device pushes the brake device in a third, essentially perpendicular position relative to the axis of the push rod in order to disengage the push rod from the brake device for pulling back the push rod and for acting simultaneously on the push device in order to disengage the push rod. Because the brake device is inclined in the first and in the second position due to the action of a spring acting on one end of the brake device and clamps the rod so that any freeloop (because the brake device does not clamp the rod in the upright position) is avoided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Altachem N.V.
    Inventors: Lieven Sichien, Jean-Marie Poppe
  • Patent number: 10634900
    Abstract: The present specification describes a novel system for dynamically modifying the magnification power of optical devices used in high performance and critical applications such as medical procedures. The present specification describes an optical imaging system having a magnification control system connected to a sensor device for enabling movement of sensor device with respect to a lens assembly of the imaging system, wherein distance between the sensor device and the lens assembly is altered to enable different levels of magnification capability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: EndoChoice, Inc.
    Inventors: Amram Aizenfeld, Leonid Krivopisk
  • Patent number: 10618075
    Abstract: A piston for dispensing a flowable component from a cartridge includes a piston having a base body and a venting element. The base body has a passage connecting a component side and an actuation side and has a passage opening. The venting element has an internal connection element and a pin which is partly arranged in the passage opening of the base body. The internal connection element and the pin are connected by a spring element. The pin of the venting element can adopt a sealing position and an aerating position. To enable a secure sealing, the spring element is configured such that it includes an angle of a maximum of 80° with the axial direction in the sealing position of the pin at a connection line to the internal connection element in the direction of an actuation side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: SULZER MIXPAC AG
    Inventor: Ralf Seifer
  • Patent number: 10543506
    Abstract: A dispensing apparatus having various features is described. The dispensing apparatus can receive a cartridge having a movable plunger configured to direct the fluid through a dispensing valve. The plunger can be movable under a force applied by air pressure. The cartridge can be inserted in the dispensing apparatus using a clamping and sealing mechanism and can be released using a cartridge ejector. The dispensing apparatus can include a ball valve having a ball defining an internal passageway that selectively aligns with a second internal passageway outside of the ball, a brush mounted via an elongating mechanism, and/or a gear train transmitting power from the elongating mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: Nordson Corporation
    Inventors: Jerry R. Routen, William C. Paetow, II, Jeffry J. Grana, Justin E. Hall, Thomas R. Tudor
  • Patent number: 10434258
    Abstract: Described is a syringe carrier comprising a body adapted to receive a barrel of a syringe. The body includes two sections having distal ends with shoulder sections. The shoulder sections are adapted to engage a circumferential gap between the barrel of the syringe and a needle shield covering a needle of the syringe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GMBH
    Inventors: Yannick Hourmand, Douglas Ivan Jennings, Matthew Ekman
  • Patent number: 10206430
    Abstract: A capsule for an aerosol-generating device is provided, including a shell including a base and at least one side wall extending from the base, the shell containing an aerosol-forming substrate; and a lid sealed on the at least one side wall for forming a sealed capsule, wherein the base includes a recess extending into said shell along the longitudinal axis for receiving a heater of an aerosol-generating device. An aerosol-generating device is also provided, including a power supply; at least one heater; a cavity for receiving the capsule containing the aerosol-forming substrate; and a mouthpiece including a piercing element for piercing the lid of the capsule, wherein the at least one heater is configured to be insertable into a recess of the capsule. An aerosol-generating system including the aerosol-generating device and the capsule is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Philip Morris Products S.A.
    Inventors: Oleg Mironov, Michel Thorens, Rui Nuno Batista
  • Patent number: 10201662
    Abstract: An injection device includes a housing containing a cartridge containing a medicament and a movable bung. The housing includes an inner thread. The injection device includes a piston rod for moving the bung during dose dispensing. The piston rod includes an outer thread engaging the inner thread of the housing a bearing at its end facing the bung. The injection device further includes a driver coupled to the piston rod for driving the piston rod during dose dispensing. In the unused delivery state of the device, the bearing abuts the bung. The invention further refers to an assembly method for such an injection device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Sanofi
    Inventors: Anthony Paul Morris, William Marsh, Matthew Jones, Joseph Butler, David Aubrey Plumptre, Robert Veasey
  • Patent number: 10118192
    Abstract: A caulking cannon having a motorized plunger-moving component configured to drive a plunger shaft along an axis that is substantially parallel to a caulking-cannon longitudinal axis; a cartridge-holding barrel component coupled to the motorized plunger-moving component; a handle coupled to the cartridge-holding barrel component; a caulk exit-port component coupled to the cartridge-holding barrel component; wherein the plunger shaft is configured to move in a first direction parallel to a caulking-cannon longitudinal axis and thereby enter into a volume of space within the cartridge-holding barrel component; wherein the cartridge-holding barrel component is configured to hold a caulk cartridge having a fluid-chamber volume of at least three-fourths of a gallon; wherein the motorized plunger-moving component has a hand grip; and wherein the caulk exit-port component is configured to channel caulk fluid flow from the caulk cartridge to an exit orifice.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Inventor: Rodney Hoover
  • Patent number: 10078207
    Abstract: The present specification describes a novel system for dynamically modifying the magnification power of optical devices used in high performance and critical applications such as medical procedures. The present specification describes an optical imaging system having a magnification control system connected to a sensor device for enabling movement of sensor device with respect to a lens assembly of the imaging system, wherein distance between the sensor device and the lens assembly is altered to enable different levels of magnification capability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: EndoChoice, Inc.
    Inventors: Amram Aizenfeld, Leonid Krivopisk
  • Patent number: 10046355
    Abstract: A dispenser for a fluid material includes a handle portion and a cartridge having the material to be dispensed. The cartridge is easily mounted to the handle portion or removed, whereby the handle portion may be used with a variety of cartridges, each of which may contain a selected material. The handle portion includes a plunger that is moved linearly by actuation of a trigger mechanism, which is engaged by a user's finger. The trigger mechanism is configured to release pressure applied to the plunger quickly upon release of pressure on the trigger and to allow the plunger to move away from the cartridge to ensure release of pressure in the material to be dispensed to prevent dripping.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Adhesive Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard A. Belanger, Peter S. Melendy
  • Patent number: 10035312
    Abstract: A damaged glass surface restoring tool comprises a replaceable, hermetically sealed container of glass fluid restoring substance aligned within a vacuum chamber perpendicularly to the glass surface. A method of restoring a damaged glass surface creates a vacuum in a chamber aligned over a crack in the glass and applying to the crack a glass restoring substance there before unexposed to air in a straight line path of application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Inventor: Charles Brian Lemon
  • Patent number: 9981233
    Abstract: A portable mixer for medication and/or dental impression material includes a gear assembly and an upper lid. The gear assembly comprises a helical gear with a bidirectional bearing, a clutch shell with a unidirectional bearing meshing with the helical gear, a spring positioned between the helical gear and the clutch shell, two pinions respectively positioned beside the clutch shell and the helical gear, and a shifting shaft mounted transversely through each of the two pinions, the helical gear, the bidirectional bearing, the spring, the unidirectional bearing, and the clutch shell. The upper lid comprises a fastener and a switch cover co-acted with the fastener and detachably contacting the helical gear and the clutch shell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: Phillip Phung-I HO
    Inventor: Phillip Phung-I Ho
  • Patent number: 9956350
    Abstract: A handheld injection device comprising a housing, a piston rod defining a first longitudinal axis and located within the housing, a driver coupled to the piston rod, a dose setting means, which is rotatable about a second longitudinal axis during dose setting, and optionally a power reservoir for driving the driver and/or a release clutch preventing rotation of the driver during dose setting and allowing rotation of the driver during dose dispensing. The first longitudinal axis is spaced from the second longitudinal axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: Sanofi
    Inventors: Anthony Paul Morris, William Marsh, Matthew Jones, Joseph Butler
  • Patent number: 9932743
    Abstract: A dampening mechanism in combination with a compound applicator. The combination includes a compound applicator which further includes an incrementally iterative advancement mechanism for urging a plunger along a tube reservoir in preselected incremental strokes. The plunger urges compound along the tube reservoir and out through an applicator head. The compound applicator includes a device for dampening pressure spikes created in the tube reservoir during an incremental stroke of the plunger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Inventor: Jamie Pentland
  • Patent number: 9913946
    Abstract: A dose setting mechanism for a medicament delivery device is presented having a pinion mounted to a locking member where the axis of rotation of the pinion is offset and parallel to the longitudinal axis of the housing containing the dose setting components. Primary and secondary dose members are engaged with the pinion to indicate a set dose of medicament. A resetting mechanism is also presented where nut segments are threadedly engaged with an outer surface of a lead screw when in the locked position and are disengaged from the lead screw when the nut segments are in the unlocked position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: SHL GROUP AB
    Inventors: Lucio Giambattista, Antonio Bendek
  • Patent number: 9901946
    Abstract: A cartridge is proposed having at least one reception chamber (2), which extends in the longitudinal direction, for a medium to be dispensed, having a head part (4) and a cartridge wall (3) which bound the reception chamber (2), wherein a piston (8) is provided which can be introduced into the reception chamber (2) at the end remote from the head part (4) and which is sealingly displaceable along the cartridge wall (3) in the longitudinal direction, and wherein the cartridge wall (3) is manufactured from a cardboard and is sealingly connected to the head part (4). A multicomponent cartridge is furthermore provided by the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: SULZER MIXPAC AG
    Inventor: Josef Ettlin
  • Patent number: 9901462
    Abstract: A femoral component instrument includes a rotatable locking mechanism such as a post and is capable of interchangeable use between posterior stabilizing (“PS”) and cruciate retaining (“CR”) femoral component types via the locking mechanism. The instrument further includes a modular pad so that a pad specific to the prosthesis type may be chosen. Each pad of a particular femoral component type is useable with a variety of sizes of that femoral component type. The locking mechanism of the instrument is alternatively useable with a variety of femoral component types. The locking end of the post keys to a pad aperture to rotatably align the post to an appropriate securement position. If a femoral component is not locked to the pad, the post of the instrument moves from an exposed position proximal to the proximal pad surface to a retracted position distal to the proximal pad surface, thereby permitting impaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: Zimmer, Inc.
    Inventors: Nolan C. Jones, Jeffery A. VanDiepenbos
  • Patent number: 9889465
    Abstract: A discharging device simultaneously delivers at least two flowable components of a multi-component compound from different storage volumes. The discharging device includes at least two pistons which are movable along an extension direction thereof to deliver the components from the at least two storage volumes, and an advancing unit for moving the pistons along the extension direction thereof. The advancing unit has at least one energy storage element, which is provided for supplying a force for moving the pistons and at least one release element, which is provided for releasing the movement of the pistons by the at least one storage element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: SULZER MIXPAC AG
    Inventor: Josef Ettlin
  • Patent number: 9861758
    Abstract: A drug delivery device for dispensing a dose of a medicament includes an elongated housing extending in an axial direction, and a piston rod to operably engage with a piston of a cartridge to displace the piston in a distal axial direction. The drug delivery device further includes a drive sleeve extending in an axial direction and being rotatable against the action of a spring during a dose setting procedure and a dispensing sleeve rotatably engaged with the piston rod and being displaceable in an axial direction relative to the drive sleeve to engage with the drive sleeve in a torque transmissive way during a dose dispensing procedure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: Sanofi
    Inventors: Stefan Bayer, Daniel Berning, Philippe Blank, Wolfgang Pelzer, Michael Pfoser, Björn Wilden
  • Patent number: 9795985
    Abstract: A dispensing device for dental material, which includes a planetary gear drive with at least three planet gears in engagement with an annulus gear. The annulus gear is radial float-mounted relative to the planet gears. A radial force applied on the annulus gear urges the annulus gear into an off-center relationship with respect to an imaginary circle on which the planet gears are arranged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Inventors: Emir Jelovac, Jens Gramann, Korbinian Schepke-Gerlach
  • Patent number: 9713678
    Abstract: Described is a syringe carrier comprising a body adapted to receive a barrel of a syringe. The body includes a longitudinal slot and a distal end having resilient distal clamps with shoulder sections. The shoulder sections are adapted to engage a circumferential gap between the barrel of the syringe and a needle shield covering a needle of the syringe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2017
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GMBH
    Inventors: Yannick Hourmand, Douglas Ivan Jennings, Matthew Ekman
  • Patent number: 9687617
    Abstract: A nebulizer for a fluid, particularly for medical aerosol treatment is proposed. To allow easier operation and confer improved operational reliability a sealed container holding the fluid is already arranged in the nebulizer when it is supplied and the nebulizer is constructed so that the container is opened inside the nebulizer before or during the first use of the nebulizer. For this purpose, a transportation lock is provided for the sealed container which, in the delivery state, is in engagement with the sealed container in a manner preventing the sealed container from moving axially in the nebulizer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: Boehringer Ingelheim International GmbH
    Inventors: Georg Böck, Florian Witte, Ralf Thömmes, Christian Golberg, Timo von Brunn, Andreas Fiol
  • Patent number: 9642776
    Abstract: A compounding dispensing gun includes a pawl-spring assembly and a hand-housing assembly. The hand-housing assembly is coupled to the pawl-spring assembly. The hand-housing assembly has a handle. A plunger assembly extends through the hand-housing assembly and includes a push rod and a push rod head removably coupled to the push rod. The push rod has a plurality of first notches and a plurality of second notches formed thereon. The push rod selectively cooperates with the pawl-spring assembly to advance the push rod and the push rod head during a dispensing operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: Medisca Pharmaceutique, Inc.
    Inventors: Sarah Nyat Peng Wong, Dajun Yuan, Wenxiong Li
  • Patent number: 9598223
    Abstract: A plunger is fittable within a cylinder of a pneumatic dispenser that discharges a viscous material. The plunger has a first portion located at the front, and a second portion located at the rear. The second portion is a hollow structure and has a circumferential wall. An inner circumferential surface of this circumferential wall has a tapered surface. The circumferential wall has a thickness dimension that decreases in the axial direction moving away from the first portion. Therefore, the circumferential wall easily displaces in the radial direction, because the bending stiffness decreases in the axial direction moving away from the first portion. The first portion is a solid structure that is more rigid than the second portion. The first portion also has a partition wall surface that separates the inner chamber of the second portion from the solid section of the first portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: KAGA WORKS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Osamu Mizoguchi, Hitoshi Tsujikawa, Kyota Imai
  • Patent number: 9561087
    Abstract: A dispensing apparatus for a flowable component includes a storage container having a storage chamber for the reception of the component, a filling opening and a dispensing opening. A piston is displaceably arranged within the storage container in the direction of an expulsion direction. Moreover, dispensing apparatus includes an actuation element by which the piston can be displaced stepwise in the direction of the dispensing opening. After release of the actuation element actuation element is displaced from a final position into a starting position by a spring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2017
    Assignee: SULZER MIXPAC AG
    Inventor: Percy Leue
  • Patent number: 9408970
    Abstract: Described is a syringe carrier comprising a body adapted to receive a barrel of a syringe. The body includes an enlarged distal portion having a diameter greater than a diameter of the body. The enlarged distal portion has one or more resilient barbs adapted to engage a circumferential gap between the barrel of the syringe and a needle shield covering a needle of the syringe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GMBH
    Inventors: Yannick Hourmand, Douglas Ivan Jennings, Matthew Ekman
  • Patent number: 9095657
    Abstract: A medicament delivery device has a housing for a medicament container; a dose setting member rotatable in relation to the housing; a plunger rod acting on a stopper inside the medicament container; a driver that converts rotation of the dose setting member into translation of the plunger rod; a transversal clock spring connected to the dose setting member and to a drive member connected to the plunger rod, such that rotating the dose setting member tensions the spring; a spring hold and release member releasably connected to the drive member; and an activator having a distal end protruding through a distal passage of the dose setting member and connected to the hold and release member. Pushing the activator proximally moves the hold and release member proximally, releasing the spring from its tensioned state and forcing the drive member to rotate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2015
    Assignee: SHL Group AB
    Inventor: Anders Holmqvist
  • Patent number: 9050625
    Abstract: The present invention is related to a floor grout installation apparatus and its method of use. The apparatus not only applies grout to fill spaces between floor tiles but also includes means for removing grout from the surface of the tiles after the grout has been applied and cleaning the tile as it passes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2015
    Inventor: Rudy Ammed Bonachea Ruiz
  • Patent number: 9010586
    Abstract: A cartridge for squeezing-out a cartridge content, like a cement, or a medical cement, having a cylindrical hollow space bordered by a cartridge wall, a feed plunger arranged in the hollow space to be mobile along the cylinder axis of the hollow space and abutting the cartridge wall, and at least one snap-in means for locking the feed plunger in place at the cartridge wall, to a locking device arranged on the feed plunger and comprises at least a snap-in means which is accessible from outside when the feed plunger is locked. The invention also provides a cartridge system with a cartridge for squeezing out content and a method for dispensing such cartridge content, preferably a cement, through the use of a cartridge of said type.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Heraeus Medical GmbH
    Inventors: Sebastian Vogt, Tim Schnieber
  • Patent number: 8998039
    Abstract: An electric caulking gun may include a cartridge setting portion to which a cartridge containing a caulking material can be set, an electric motor, a push rod driven by the electric motor via a power transmission path and configured to be pressed against the cartridge for dispensing the caulking material from the cartridge, and an interruption device provided in the power transmission path and operable for interrupting the power transmission path and allowing the push rod to be freely moved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Makita Corporation
    Inventors: Kazuya Kimura, Tomoyuki Kondo
  • Patent number: 8991662
    Abstract: A dispensing adaptor is disclosed for tubes of high viscosity compositions. The adaptor includes an adaptor body, the interior of which defines a tube tip receiving opening having a size and shape corresponding to the tip of a tube of high viscosity composition, an adapter tip on the adaptor body through which the tip receiving opening continues, a custom tip for the adapter tip that fits on the adapter tip, and at least two sets of custom tip attachments on the adapter body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Inventor: Michael Milan
  • Patent number: 8985403
    Abstract: A lightweight applicator system for efficient extrusive dispensing of work material from a cartridge is provided. The applicator system includes a body having a cartridge frame portion coupled to a base frame portion. The cartridge frame portion includes first and second elongate frame members projecting longitudinally from a bracing member extending transversely therebetween to define a cartridge loading compartment. At least a portion of the bracing member is received in conformed manner by the base frame portion. A drive portion is coupled to the body, which includes a drive member selectively displaceable responsive to user actuation for extruding work material from a cartridge retained within the cartridge frame portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Patent & Investment LLC
    Inventors: Albert Lee, Huang-Cheng Yeh
  • Patent number: 8950629
    Abstract: This document relates to delivery devices for dispensing fluid materials, including high viscosity fluids such as high viscosity surgical adhesives. For example, methods and materials for an integrated system of containing and permitting point of use delivery of a high viscosity adhesive fluid onto a planar surface of tissue during a surgical procedure are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Cohera Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey S. Kapec, Kazuna Tanaka, Yukiko Naoi, Kenneth Allen Focht, Gerhard Liepold
  • Patent number: 8944342
    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: November 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: M&R Consulting Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Henri Maget, James Dikeman, Mark Johansson, Randy Houk
  • Patent number: 8919616
    Abstract: The piston includes a piston body having a conveying side, an oppositely disposed drive side and, at the circumferential side, a piston jacket forming a connection between the conveying side and the drive side. The piston jacket has a projection that carries a guide element for the guidance of the piston in a cartridge containing a filling with solid particles and for forming a sealing contact with a wall of the cartridge. The projection also carries a scraper element in front of the guide element for scraping solid particles from the cartridge wall back into the filling during discharge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Sulzer Mixpac AG
    Inventor: Manfred Obrist
  • Patent number: 8870093
    Abstract: A pneumatic dispenser for dispensing viscous material, for example, mastic caulk, from a container is described. The dispenser comprises a fluid supply arrangement for accepting a dispensing nozzle of the container and providing a flow of pressurized fluid to the dispensing nozzle to enable the material to be dispensed as a spray. A moveable member can be used to control the flow of pressurized fluid, for example a member disposed on a cap for closing a container containing compartment of the dispenser and/or a moveable member disposed around the dispensing nozzle. The arrangement of the fluid supply arrangement allows for convenient control of the pressurized fluid flow for spraying the material. Also disclosed is a dispenser with a readily exchangeable pressure application interface for applying a dispensing pressure to the container, enabling the dispenser to be used with both cartridge and foil pack containers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: P.C. Cox Limited
    Inventor: Richard Brummitt
  • Patent number: 8857668
    Abstract: A discharging device for discharging liquids includes an outer housing encompassing an inner chamber, a liquid storage receptacle, a discharge orifice, a delivery device for delivering liquid from the storage receptacle to the discharge orifice, a cap that covers the discharge port orifice when present on the outer housing in a safety position, and a manual actuator adapted to actuate the delivery device and which is movable relative to the outer housing between a neutral relative position and an actuated relative position. The cap and the manual actuator cooperate so that displacement of the manual actuator is mechanically blocked when the cap is in its safety position. A locking element that is movable in relation to the outer housing is constrainedly coupled with the movement of the manual actuator and extends in the actuated position through a hole in the outer housing to a region that the cap blocks when mounted in its safety position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Aptar Radolfzell GmbH
    Inventors: Judith Auerbach, Thomas Eberhard, Wilfried Graf
  • Patent number: 8857672
    Abstract: A carriage assembly for a dispensing tool includes a carriage having an attachment end that is attachable to the dispensing tool and an opposite dispensing end, at least one of an axial opening in the carriage oriented substantially normal to a longitudinal axis of the carriage and a radial opening through which a material-containing cartridge is insertable, a clamp member coupled to a peripheral wall of the carriage and having a portion that protrudes toward the longitudinal axis and that is engageable with a rear end of the cartridge, and a biasing member that exerts a force on the clamp member for biasing the cartridge toward the dispensing end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Milwaukee Electric Tool Corporation
    Inventors: Michael Naughton, Scott D. Eisenhardt, Steven Hachey, Troy C. Thorson
  • Patent number: 8851336
    Abstract: Device for ejecting a liquid or pasty product, comprising a body (2) that has a portion (2a) designed to contain the product to be ejected and that has a hole (13) for ejecting the product, a rack (3) that moves in a bore (20) in the body (2) and causes the volume of the portion (2a) designed to contain the product to vary, and a rack (3) movement mechanism comprising a pivoting lever (1) and a pawl (4) for acting on the rack (3), which device is characterized in that the pawl (4) and the lever (1) form a one-piece plastics structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Primequal S.A.
    Inventors: David Weill, Pierre-Yves Chassot
  • Patent number: 8851339
    Abstract: A device for application of a self-adhesive product, wherein the device operates with at least a first step and a second step. The first step and second step being temporally separate. A device for application of a flowable product includes a first section and a second section, the first section being sized such that at least a portion of the first section fits within the second section, the first section being slidable relative to the second section. A device includes a first section having a protrusion extending from its outer surface that fits through a slot in the second section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey A. Schultz, Michael E. Klinkhammer, Steven A. Zach, Russell B. Wortley, William J. Rice, Doraiswami Jaichandra, Mark D. Duennes, Keith Kristiansen, Jeffrey Buttler, Thomas Van Dyk, David Demar, Roland Charriez, John Kiely, John Anastasiadis
  • Patent number: 8807394
    Abstract: A system comprises an automatic mixing and dispensing device for a dental substance, and a material container. The mixing and dispensing device comprises a reservoir for receiving the dental substance, and first and second pressure plates. The material container has first and second material chambers for containing components of a material. The first and second material chambers have first and second cross-sectional chamber areas. At least one of the first and second cross-sectional chamber areas is smaller than smallest surface area of the first and second pressure plates. The system helps facilitating preparation and handling of dental materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Bruce R. Broyles, Marc Peuker, Alexander Walter, Manfred Harre, Karin Watzek
  • Patent number: 8800816
    Abstract: A system and method for providing custom colored sealant are generally provided with a dispensing container, containing a quantity of sealant base solution. A bottom wall of the dispensing container is positioned to limit any headspace within the interior of the dispensing container until the contents are ready to be mixed. The bottom wall is moved prior to adding a coloring agent to the dispensing container, which is mixed with the sealant base by agitating the dispensing container, until a desired color is attained. A sealant thickener may then be added and mixed by similar agitation of the dispensing container. A rod may be provided to engage and move the bottom wall. A pull string may also be provided to move the bottom wall. A nozzle is then coupled with the dispensing container and the custom-colored sealant is ready to be dispensed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Sashco, Inc.
    Inventors: Wayne Summons, Elliot Summons