With Material Supply Container And Discharge Assistant With Casing (e.g., Supply Container And Pump) Patents (Class 222/372)
  • Patent number: 10589075
    Abstract: An oral disposable apparatus to deliver a fluid, e.g., pharmacological agent to a patient in a one handed easy to use and sanitary manner. The apparatus includes a container capable of holding the fluid. The container is hermetically sealed with a specified quantity of fluid. A nozzle is coupled to the container. The nozzle is configured to permit comfortable insertion into a patient's mouth. An integral valve is coupled to the container and the nozzle. The valve is configured to be activated via rotation of the nozzle, thereby releasing the fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Inventors: Thomas Wills, John Addison, Roger Cohen
  • Patent number: 10420891
    Abstract: An expanding plunger rod for a syringe is configured to transition from a packaged configuration to an expanded configuration for operation. The rod includes a substantially cylindrical outer sleeve having a closed-off bottom end and an open upper end, and an inner rod having a lower end and an upper end. The inner rod is slidably disposed coaxially within the outer sleeve. In the packaged configuration, the inner rod is nested within the outer sleeve. In the expanded configuration, the inner rod is disposed substantially axially above the outer sleeve, and the inner rod locks axially in place to prevent transition from the expanded to the packaged configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: UNL Holdings LLC
    Inventors: Daniel A. Heinsbergen, Bryan Frederick Bell, Jr., Robert Scott Russo, Dinesh Panneerselvam, Brandon J. McKee
  • Patent number: 10322277
    Abstract: A syringe for injecting contrast injection media into a patient. An inlet valve system associated with the syringe, the inlet valve system operable with a contrast injection media having any viscosity within the range of about 1 cP to about 30 cP. An inlet valve system associated with the syringe, the inlet valve system including a valve member having a density of less than or equal to 1 gram per cubic centimeter. A contrast injector system with such a syringe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: ACIST MEDICAL SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventor: Sidney D. Nystrom
  • Patent number: 10221544
    Abstract: A tub has a wall mounted spout from which mixed hot/cold water flows into the tub below the max fill level of the tub. The spout preferably does not extend significantly into the tub and can be provided with a check valve and/or vent external to the volume of the tub.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Inventor: Russell Adams
  • Patent number: 9739417
    Abstract: A grease gun having a press head (12), a barrel (14) detachably coupled to the press head, a connector (26) formed at the press head for connecting a cartridge (18) that is accommodated in the barrel (14), and a support (28) for supporting the cartridge (14), the support being formed at the barrel in a rear end portion facing away from the press head (12), wherein a spring (30) which biases the cartridge against the press head (12) is provided between the support (28) and the rear end of the cartridge (18).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Inventor: Frank Maser
  • Patent number: 9616452
    Abstract: A shower apparatus comprises a head, a base end portion, and a multi-spherical bendable joint pipe disposed between the head and the base end portion, the pipe comprising a plurality of spherical joints provided consecutively. Each joint has a male or female spherical surface for rotationally fitting with adjacent joints each other. The spraying direction of shower water is freely changeable by adjusting the direction of the head through a flection of the multi-spherical bendable joint pipe. The shower apparatus allows a jet direction of shower water to be changed widely three-dimensionally compared with a conventional shower apparatus, and thus the present invention provides a user-friendly shower apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Inventor: Takayasu Okubo
  • Patent number: 9521854
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method of forming frozen ice cream pellets includes supplying an ice cream premix into a loading vessel; loading a loading cylinder with the ice cream premix from the loading vessel, the loading cylinder being connected to the loading vessel; applying a machine-controllable force to expel the ice cream premix from the loading cylinder as ice cream premix pellets; and exposing the ice cream premix pellets to a cryogenic fluid, thereby at least partially freezing the ice cream premix pellets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2016
    Assignee: Air Liquide Industrial U.S. LP
    Inventor: David C. Braithwaite
  • Patent number: 9481009
    Abstract: A compound delivery applicator comprising a substantially conical portion comprising a first end configured to couple to a compound receptacle and an applicator blade comprising a first portion extending outwardly along a longitudinal axis of and from a second end of the substantially conical portion, the first portion comprising a first side edge and a second side edge each forming an acute angle relative to the longitudinal axis of the substantially conical portion and a scraper comprising a recessed channel along an edge of the scraper. The device further comprises a substantially cylindrical hollow compound delivery channel extending along the longitudinal axis of and internally through at least a portion of the substantially conical portion, the substantially cylindrical hollow compound delivery channel further extending through the scraper of the applicator blade and configured to pass a compound therethrough and a flow control button located within the recessed channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Inventor: Lisa Marie Evans
  • Patent number: 9283617
    Abstract: A screw and method for processing metal, metallic alloys, and metal matrix composites in a plastic injection molding machine is disclosed. The screw includes shank with a screw shaft extending from the shank. The screw shaft includes a rear portion proximate to the shank, a middle portion proximate the rear portion, and a front portion proximate the middle portion. Flights extend from the rear portion of the screw shaft for advancing material through the plastic injection molding machine into the middle portion of the screw shaft. Flights may optionally be included in the front portion of the screw.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignee: COOL OPTIONS, INC.
    Inventor: Kevin A. McCullough
  • Patent number: 9033191
    Abstract: A fluid pumping device is disclosed. The fluid pumping device includes a housing having a front end and a rear end, a fluid discharge opening in the front end of the housing, a pump assembly, a crank assembly rotatably connected to the pump assembly wherein the crank assembly operates the pump assembly, and a fluid storage reservoir connected to the gear housing from which fluid is drawn into the gear housing to be pumped through the fluid discharge opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: DEKA Products Limited Partnership
    Inventors: James L. Jackson, Dean Kamen
  • Patent number: 9004322
    Abstract: A hand held spray bottle for use in the downward application of a liquid onto a horizontal surface. The spray bottle generally comprises a liquid spray device and a liquid storage bottle with an open threaded top to which the spray device is attached. The liquid spray device contains an internal pump assembly, trigger, and nozzle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Inventor: Nicholas Christian Graham
  • Patent number: 9004321
    Abstract: A reusable pour-on gun system is disclosed that is comprised of a pour-on gun component that does not need an inlet valve, a cap assembly including a one-way valve system, the cap assembly adapted to be coupled to a liquid reservoir container, and a hose component coupled on one end to the pour-on gun component and on the other end to the cap assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Neogen Corporation
    Inventors: Kimberly Quinn, Mitchell D. Rivenbark, James B. Holland
  • Publication number: 20140367421
    Abstract: A dispenser for dispensing a diluted form of a concentrated product includes: a supply of concentrated product; a dilution chamber; an actuation assembly and a product pump mechanism having a water staging chamber. The actuation assembly receives water under pressure from a pressurized water supply. In a staging state, water from the pressurized water supply is fed to the water staging chamber, increasing the volume thereof and causing the actuating of the pump mechanism thereby driving a dose of product into the dilution chamber. In a return state, (a) water within the water staging chamber exits the water staging chamber, (b) water is advanced to the dilution chamber and mixes with the dose of product to create diluted product, and (c) a dose of concentrated product is drawn from the supply of concentrated product into the product pump mechanism.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2014
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Inventors: Nick E. Ciavarella, Paul R. Metcalfe
  • Publication number: 20140361047
    Abstract: An automatic filling up spuit (100) screwed to an entrance (1a) of a cosmetics container (1) for suctioning and discharging liquid stored in the cosmetics container (1) includes: a spuit pipe (10); a cylinder member (20); a piston member (30); a cylindrical push button (50); and a top/bottom-opened cylindrical enclosure (60). The automatic filling up spuit has an advantage of convenient use in that it is capable of automatically filling up liquid contents in a cosmetics container by a certain amount precisely at all times through joining with the cosmetics container without requiring a separate filling up operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2013
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Inventors: Young Ju LEE, Jae Kwang Hwang
  • Publication number: 20140346197
    Abstract: Devices and methods for delivering a therapeutic agent to a patient are disclosed herein. In one embodiment, a delivery system includes a reservoir configured to contain a fluid, a first actuator coupled to the reservoir, a second actuator coupled to the first actuator, and an adaptor at least partially disposed between the first actuator and the second actuator. The first actuator and the second actuator are configured to collectively exert a force on the reservoir such that at least a portion of the fluid within the reservoir is communicated out of the reservoir. The adaptor is configured to couple the first actuator and the second actuator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2014
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Applicant: SpringLeaf Therapeutics, Inc.
    Inventors: J. Richard Gyory, Alessandro Pizzochero
  • Patent number: 8864055
    Abstract: A dispense tip constructed and arranged to communicate with a material dispensing pump comprises an elongated neck and a molded base having a first portion and a second portion opposite the first portion. The neck extends from the first portion of the base. The second portion is constructed and arranged to abut an outlet surface of the pump. An outermost region of the second portion of the base includes a compressible fluid-tight surface that compliantly conforms to the outlet surface when the dispense tip is mounted to the pump.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: DL Technology, LLC
    Inventor: Jeffrey P. Fugere
  • Patent number: 8851335
    Abstract: A dispenser for dispensing a diluted form of a concentrated product includes: a supply of concentrated product; a dilution chamber; an actuation assembly and a product pump mechanism having a water staging chamber. The actuation assembly receives water under pressure from a pressurized water supply. In a staging state, water from the pressurized water supply is fed to the water staging chamber, increasing the volume thereof and causing the actuating of the pump mechanism thereby driving a dose of product into the dilution chamber. In a return state, (a) water within the water staging chamber exits the water staging chamber, (b) water is advanced to the dilution chamber and mixes with the dose of product to create diluted product, and (c) a dose of concentrated product is drawn from the supply of concentrated product into the product pump mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: GOJO Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Nick E. Ciavarella, Paul R. Metcalfe
  • Publication number: 20140263407
    Abstract: The present application provides a water distribution system with a flow of water therethrough. The water distribution system may include one or more water lines, a number of flow control passages in communication with the one or more water lines, a number of flow controllers with a number of preset flow rates positioned about the flow control passages, and a number of flow control valves positioned about the flow control passages such that opening one of the flow control valves allows the flow of water to flow through one of the flow control passages with the preset flow rate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: The Coca-Cola Company
    Inventors: Arthur G. Rudick, Jonathan Kirschner
  • Publication number: 20140242213
    Abstract: A feeding system for a neonate is provided that includes a fluid reservoir adapted to contain fluid to be provided to the neonate, a nipple in fluid communication with the fluid reservoir having at least one fluid outlet adapted to enable the neonate to take the fluid therefrom by mouth and a control system adapted to automatically maintain the pressure in the fluid reservoir substantially neutral relative to the pressure external to the fluid outlet as the fluid is taken by the neonate. The feeding system may also include a heating system adapted to warm the fluid and to automatically maintain the temperature of the fluid in the reservoir at a temperature near the body temperature of the neonate as the fluid is provided to the neonate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2012
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Inventors: Read McCarty, Charles H. Rogers, Jerome Issa, Vincent G. D'Agostino
  • Patent number: 8777037
    Abstract: A device 10 for selectively dispensing ones of multiple fluids, preferably cleaning agents, is disclosed. The device includes a reservoir 50 that holds a diluent “D” therein and a housing 20 that includes a main body segment 22 and a head segment 26. A container assembly 100 may be held between the main body and head segments 22, 26. The container assembly may include at least one container body 105, 110, 112, 114, 116. Each container body 105, 110, 112, 114, 116 houses a concentrate “C,” for example, a concentrated form of a cleaning or other agent therein. The diluent “D” and concentrates “C” are kept separate from each other, whereby no end use product is stored in the device 10. Instead, end use product is mixed on demand during dispensation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeremy F. Knopow, Jeffrey L. Crull, Lawrence J. Fenske, Cunjiang Cheng, Cory J. Nelson, Jose M. Arevalo
  • Publication number: 20140158715
    Abstract: Vented check valves, pumps and refill units for dispensers are disclosed herein. Some embodiments disclose a refill unit including a container for holding a liquid. A pump chamber is secured to the container. The pump chamber is defined at least in part by a one-way liquid inlet check valve, a one-way liquid outlet check valve and at least one wall. The volume of the pump chamber is movable between a first volume and a second volume. The inlet check valve includes a venting recess. The venting recess allows air to flow past the inlet check valve in the opposite direction of the flow of liquid into the liquid chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2013
    Publication date: June 12, 2014
    Applicant: GOJO Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Jesse D. Wells
  • Publication number: 20140110437
    Abstract: A bulk product feeding system includes a product hopper, having a sloped bottom, a front side, and an outlet located at a lowermost confluence of the sloped bottom and the front side, the hopper being configured to receive and hold a bulk quantity of sticky or fragile product. A first sloped ram is reciprocally disposed in the bottom of the hopper, and configured to reciprocate toward and away from the outlet. A second, substantially vertical ram is reciprocally disposed on the front side of the hopper, and configured to reciprocate toward and away from the outlet and the first ram. Motion of the first and second rams is coordinated to controllably discharge the product through the outlet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2012
    Publication date: April 24, 2014
    Applicant: Multi-Fill, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard T Price, Byron D Larson
  • Patent number: 8701935
    Abstract: A water gun discharges water continuously by pushing in and pulling out an operating portion and has a casing imitating a barrel, a rear grip portion and a front grip portion. The casing incorporates a pump mechanism and includes pumping tubing forming a pumping path through which water is pumped up from a water storage tank by the pumping mechanism and a muzzle portion disposed at a front end of the casing. The pump mechanism includes a first cylinder and a second cylinder which are oriented in opposite directions, a first piston slidable forwards and backwards within the first cylinder and a second piston slidable forwards and backwards within the second cylinder, an interlocking member coupled to the first piston and the second piston and brought into engagement with a rear half portion of the casing, pumping check valves, a jet water flowing chamber and a water supply path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: Agatsuma Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Shinji Todokoro
  • Patent number: 8566972
    Abstract: A liquid aroma injector for a spa having a reservoir comprising an upper chamber, a lower chamber, and a subchamber, a plunger assembly comprising a plunger button, a shaft, and an annular flanged gasket. The shaft extends through said upper and lower chamber of the reservoir. The liquid aroma injector further comprises a hose through which liquid aroma travels to the liquid aroma diffuser that releases liquid aroma into the water of a spa.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: Custom Molded Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Zachary Thomas Vogtner, Nathan Zahora
  • Publication number: 20130270300
    Abstract: A dispenser for dispensing a diluted form of a concentrated product includes: a supply of concentrated product; a dilution chamber; an actuation assembly and a product pump mechanism having a water staging chamber. The actuation assembly receives water under pressure from a pressurized water supply. In a staging state, water from the pressurized water supply is fed to the water staging chamber, increasing the volume thereof and causing the actuating of the pump mechanism thereby driving a dose of product into the dilution chamber. In a return state, (a) water within the water staging chamber exits the water staging chamber, (b) water is advanced to the dilution chamber and mixes with the dose of product to create diluted product, and (c) a dose of concentrated product is drawn from the supply of concentrated product into the product pump mechanism.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2012
    Publication date: October 17, 2013
    Inventors: Nick E. Ciavarella, Paul R. Metcalfe
  • Patent number: 8496136
    Abstract: Apparatus for delivering a fluid to a location includes a mechanism for supplying fluid connected to a reservoir. The reservoir has a variable volume and includes an outlet via which fluid may be delivered to the location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2013
    Assignee: Colormatrix Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian Stewart Jones, Sergio Malorni, Michael Alexander Pratt
  • Patent number: 8434318
    Abstract: A refrigerator is provided. The refrigerator includes a body defining a storage space; a door selectively shielding the storage space; a container connecting part disposed in the storage space or the door; a water supply container separably coupled to the container connecting part, the water supply container including an opening for injecting water; an ice making device for making ice using the water supplied from the water supply container; a water supply passage fluidly connecting the water supply container to the ice making device, the water supply passage extending in an inside direction of the water supply container; and a pump connected to the water supply passage to supply the water within the water supply container into the ice making device. According to the refrigerator, installation cost is reduced, and quality and reliability are improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2013
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventor: Sung Kyoung Kim
  • Patent number: 8366023
    Abstract: The present invention discloses an improved handheld sprayer structure comprising an electric sprayer and a liquid container. The liquid container is filled with an appropriate amount of liquid, and this device is held by a hand, and a press button is pressed to trigger a start switch, such that a drive gear installed on a motor transmission shaft drives a plurality of wheels installed on a large gear to compress a hose to produce a suction, so as to suck the liquid in the liquid container upward, and spray the appropriate amount of liquid continuously and steadily from a spray head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2013
    Assignee: Ableman International Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Moses-B. Lin
  • Patent number: 8360287
    Abstract: A foam pump for pumping a foamable liquid from a foamable liquid source includes a premix chamber having an interior volume receiving the foamable liquid from the foamable liquid source. The foam pump also include a premix chamber air inlet valve, and a collapsible air chamber surrounds the premix chamber and fluidly communicates with the interior volume of the premix chamber through said premix chamber air inlet valve. The collapsible air chamber has an expanded volume and a compressed volume, and, when the collapsible air chamber is moved from its expanded volume to its compressed volume, air within the collapsible air chamber is forced into the premix chamber through the premix chamber air inlet valve and mixes with the foamable liquid received in the premix chamber. An outlet communicates with the premix chamber and, upon compression of the collapsible air chamber from its expanded volume to its compressed volume, foamable liquid and air are advanced from the premix chamber into the outlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2013
    Assignee: GOJO Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Nick E. Ciavarella, Daniel M. Willis
  • Publication number: 20120304983
    Abstract: A container for holding and dispensing a liquid and/or dissolved active substance, for example a pharmaceutical or cosmetic active substance, has at least one dispensing organ (5) for dispensing, preferably in a portioned manner, the one active substance. Provision is also made for at least two holding chambers (9, 11) separated from one another, at least one of which contains the one active substance and at least one of which contains an at least largely active-substance-free liquid and/or a further active substance differing from the one active substance, wherein the dispensing organ is connected to the at least one chamber containing the active substance for dispensing purposes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 24, 2010
    Publication date: December 6, 2012
    Inventors: Jochen Ganz, Josefine Lacour, Alexander Panos, Stefan Stahl
  • Patent number: 8287959
    Abstract: A syringe tip assembly comprising a seal component configured to engage a syringe tip, a nozzle configured to slidably engage with the seal component, and a biasing member configured to apply a biasing pressure between the seal component and the nozzle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: Stratasys, Inc.
    Inventor: J. Samuel Batchelder
  • Patent number: 8240933
    Abstract: A bottle includes a product stored therein. It is configured to be removably engaged with a docking station in an inverted arrangement to be activated by the docking station and heat the product. The bottle may include a pump structure (e.g. in the form of a bellows), or be a squeezable bottle, or be a bowable bottle, or have other pumping features. Structures are provided to prevent drool after use, to help apply the heated product to the skin, and to insure proper heating and dispensing. There are combined docking stations and bottles where the bottle is positioned in an inverted manner, and methods for using these devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2012
    Assignee: S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael J. Skalitzky, Stephen B. Leonard, Jeffrey L. Harwig, Steven C. Shirley, Richard L. Norwood, Fuk Yuen Cheng, Zhi Bin Wen, Jian Shi, Robert J. Kopanic
  • Publication number: 20120187152
    Abstract: A fluid delivery system comprising a pump arranged to draw fluid, in use, from a reservoir (1) and dispense it through a dispensing tube (4), the pump comprising a cylinder (21) in which a piston (22) is reciprocally movable; an inlet into the cylinder; a one-way inlet valve (17) for controlling flow through the inlet; an outlet from the cylinder and leading to the dispensing tube; and an outlet valve (27) controlling flow through the outlet, wherein the piston is arranged to selectively contact the outlet valve to maintain it open during the initial portion of its downstroke and to allow it to close for the remainder of the downstroke.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2010
    Publication date: July 26, 2012
    Applicant: Reckitt & Colman (Overseas) Limited
    Inventors: Xianzhi Zhou, Dong Xiaoyou
  • Patent number: 8220667
    Abstract: A dispenser system for dispensing a highly viscous liquid from a container having a threaded neck. The system utilizes a base that is positioned under the container. The base defines a receptacle that receives the threaded neck of the container. In this manner, gravity biases the contents of the container into the base. A pump is provided that draws some of the highly viscous liquid from the base. The pump is held atop a support. The support holds the pump at a predetermined height above the base. The height of the pump is greater than the length of the container. In this manner, the pump is unobstructed in a full range around the pump. The pump can therefore be accessed from any angle without interference by the inverted container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Inventors: Angelia Butcher, Todd Koch, Shelby Kettle, Donna Bradley-Koch, Patricia McCaffery
  • Publication number: 20120145743
    Abstract: A device for discharging a constant amount of a high-viscosity material, capable of accurately discharging the material even if the material is sent under high pressure. A device for discharging a constant amount of a high-viscosity material, provided with: a discharge unit (400) having a discharge opening which discharges the high-viscosity material; a holding unit (300) having a holding area which holds the high-viscosity material, a receiving opening which supplies the high-viscosity material to the holding area, and a delivery opening which delivers the high-viscosity material to the discharge unit; and a high-pressure supply pump (100) for supplying to the holding unit under a first pressure the high-viscosity material having been filled into a container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2010
    Publication date: June 14, 2012
    Applicant: MUSASHI ENGINEERING, INC.
    Inventor: Kazumasa Ikushima
  • Patent number: 8196782
    Abstract: Device for ice cream distributor in cooled windows and similar, fit to prevent the ice cream melting in the outlet area comprises at least a duct with an outlet hole and control element of the ice cream flow. In the outlet duct (2) is inserted a piston (5) with a stem (6), or similar, which, at distributing position, is placed beyond the outlet hole (3) through which the ice cream exits. while, at rest position, is placed before the outlet hole (3), in such a way to block the ice cream exit. During the return motion, the piston (5) brings back the ice cream already in the duct into the inner portion of the cooled space, delimited by the dividing wall (4), or in same container (1), in such a way to avoid the ice cream melting at the end portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2012
    Inventor: Franco De Blasi
  • Patent number: 8167220
    Abstract: In one embodiment there is provided an end fitment for use with an actuator used from drawing fluid from a container through a tube, the actuator has a depression face and a neck extending there from for connection to a corner end extending downwardly for securing the end fitment thereto. The end fitment further including a lower end for attaching to a headpiece. The headpiece has a concaved bottom surface that transitions to a surrounding side surface and has a plurality of openings positioned about the bottom surface for ejecting a fluid within the container. The plurality of openings are positioned into a pair of concentric rows, defined as a first concentric row of openings positioned within a second concentric row of openings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2012
    Assignee: Berlin Packaging, LLC
    Inventor: Scott Jost
  • Publication number: 20120085784
    Abstract: An apparatus for dispensing gel for use with a medical device comprising a storage container for storing a quantity of gel, a pump for delivering gel to a user, a first delivery conduit connected to the outlet of the storage container and the inlet of the pump, and a second delivery conduit connected to the outlet of the pump on one end and having a second end terminating at a location near the patient. The apparatus includes a heat source positioned proximal to the storage container for warming the gel so that is at a comfortable temperature when it is applied to a patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2011
    Publication date: April 12, 2012
    Inventor: Nicholas C. Bakris
  • Patent number: 8071933
    Abstract: A removable and replaceable keying component which is required for operation of a mechanism and which component includes a waveguide having a photochromic portion. A method of controlling operation of a mechanism, preferably a dispenser, having a removable component having the steps of measuring electromagnetic radiation passing through a waveguide carrying at least in part on the removable component and permitting operation of the mechanism only when the measured electromagnetic radiation corresponds with one or more pre-selected parameters. Preferably, the method involves directing emitted electromagnetic radiation with pre-selected input parameters selected from a plurality of input parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2011
    Assignee: Gotohti.Com Inc
    Inventors: Heiner Ophardt, Andrew Jones
  • Patent number: 8061918
    Abstract: A bottle includes a product stored therein. It is configured to be removably engaged with a docking station in an inverted arrangement to be activated by the docking station and heat the product. The bottle may include a pump structure (e.g. in the form of a bellows), or be a squeezable bottle, or be a bowable bottle, or have other pumping features. Structures are provided to prevent drool after use, to help apply the heated product to the skin, and to insure proper heating and dispensing. Docking stations and bottles can be combined where the bottle is positioned in an inverted manner, and there can be methods for using these devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2011
    Assignee: S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael J. Skalitzky, Stephen B. Leonard, Jeffrey L. Harwig, Steven C. Shirley, Richard L. Norwood, Fuk Yuen Cheng, Zhi Bin Wen, Jian Shi, Robert J. Kopanic
  • Patent number: 8011317
    Abstract: An integrated processing tool is described comprising a full-wafer processing module and a combinatorial processing module. Chemicals for use in the combinatorial processing module are fed from a delivery system including a set of first manifolds. An output of each first manifold is coupled to at least one mixing vessel. An output of each mixing vessel feeds more than one of a set of second manifolds. An output of each set of second manifolds feeds one of multiple site-isolated reactors of the combinatorial processing module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2011
    Assignee: Intermolecular, Inc.
    Inventors: Kurt H. Weiner, Tony P. Chiang, Aaron Francis, John Schmidt
  • Publication number: 20110204096
    Abstract: An actuator/closing element combination for a dispenser of a dispensing system for flowable washing or cleaning agents includes a closing element in the form of an open/close valve element, and an actuator coupled to the closing element in such a manner that the closing element may be displaced by the actuator into a closure position and into a passage position, the actuator being configured such that, when driven by an appropriate pulse, it determinably occupies alternately one of two end positions and, without actuation, stably retains the end position reached, such that the actuator/closing element combination forms a pulse-controlled, bistable open/close valve.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2011
    Publication date: August 25, 2011
    Inventors: Arnd Kessler, Salvatore Fileccia, Hans-Georg Mühlhausen, Dieter Eichholz, Roland Schmalz, Ba Loc Nguyen
  • Publication number: 20110171273
    Abstract: Stable formulations of selective 5-hydroxytryptamine receptor antagonists for oral spray administration for absorption by the oral mucosa and related methods of preparation and administration are provided. A preferred embodiment includes ondansetron in a concentration of about 5.1 to about 5.2% w/w; propylene glycol in a concentration of about 60.1 to about 60.3% w/w; water in a concentration of about 5.3 to about 5.4% w/w; and ethanol in a concentration of about 27.1 to about 27.3% w/w. Additional preferred embodiments are preservative free and/or non-aqueous or primarily non-aqueous.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2011
    Publication date: July 14, 2011
    Inventors: Frank E. Blondino, Carrie Chen
  • Publication number: 20110121038
    Abstract: The invention relates to a dispenser system with a housing, into which a reservoir cartridge is inserted, which is formed by a reservoir container and a distribution device. Housing comprises an actuation device which acts on distribution device in such a way that a pressure on the actuation device delivers a portion of the medium on the distribution device. The known dispenser systems have the drawback that an individual dispenser is required depending on the medium. According to the invention, in order to create an identical part dispenser system, a connection element compensating for the different geometries of distribution device is connected to distribution device. Moreover, actuation device comprises at different levels pressure-exerting faces, which cooperate with pressure-receiving faces of distribution device, wherein different faces engage with one another depending on employed reservoir cartridge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2009
    Publication date: May 26, 2011
    Inventors: Petra Allef, Annette Zur Mühlen, Bernd Nauels, Markus Pielen
  • Publication number: 20110108578
    Abstract: Various methods are disclosed for resetting a stalled pump in a fluid dispensing system. In one embodiment, it is determined whether a refill container is received in the dispensing system and then a pump actuator is moved to a loading position when the refill container is removed. Another method sets a run timer, starts a pump actuator, determines whether the pump actuator is still dispensing fluid from the fluid dispensing system upon lapsing of the run timer and then moves the pump actuator if the pump actuator is still dispensing upon the expiration of the run timer. And another method detects opening of a cover, energizes a motor to move an actuator to a loading position, determines when the actuator is at the loading position and then turns the motor off.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2009
    Publication date: May 12, 2011
    Inventors: Jackson W. Wegelin, Robert L. Quinlan, JR.
  • Patent number: 7931817
    Abstract: An additive dispensing device is provided. The additive dispensing device includes a reservoir configured to contain a supply of an additive. The reservoir is in fluid communication with a dispensing chamber of a metering valve device by a first one-way valve. The metering valve device is configured to dispense a portion of the additive from the dispensing chamber into a housing by a second one-way valve. The additive dispensing device further includes a thermal expanding member disposed in the dispensing chamber. The thermal expanding member is configured to expand and contract between expanded and contracted positions, respectively, in response to temperature. The thermal expanding member decreases a pressure in the dispensing chamber as the thermal expanding member moves toward the contracted position, such that additive is drawn from the reservoir into the dispensing chamber through the first one-way valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2011
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventor: Gerard W. Bilski
  • Patent number: 7909527
    Abstract: A dispensing container for application of a fluid film forming substance to a surface, particularly a therapeutic film to a user's skin comprising a reservoir of a fluid film forming substance, a dispensing nozzle for the film forming substance, and a pump to send the substance from the reservoir through the dispensing nozzle. The dispensing nozzle comprises an elongate slot shaped aperture, and the dispensing container is adapted, particularly by a support extending from the side of the dispenser, so the nozzle can move adjacent to the surface in a direction transverse to the length direction of the slot whilst the substance is flowing through the aperture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2011
    Assignee: Glaxo Group Limited
    Inventor: Timothy Paul King
  • Publication number: 20110062252
    Abstract: A disposable spray assembly is disclosed. The disposable spray assembly includes a container for holding a liquid, the container having a neck portion, a ring coupled to an exterior surface of the neck portion, the ring having an increasing outer diameter in a downwards direction, a spray mechanism for expelling the liquid, the spray mechanism coupled with the neck portion and having a hilt that rests upon a top of the neck portion and a collar element for placement around the neck portion under the ring, wherein an inner diameter of the collar element is equal to or larger than an exterior diameter of a top portion of the ring but smaller than an exterior diameter of a bottom portion of the ring such that upon placement of the inner diameter of the collar element around the neck portion underneath the ring, the collar element cannot be removed from the neck portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2009
    Publication date: March 17, 2011
    Inventors: SIMONA BUNIN, Sherene Costanzo, Frank Ko
  • Publication number: 20100327013
    Abstract: A composition, systems for dispensing the composition and methods for the use of the composition are described. The composition comprises: (A) Monohydric alcohol in an amount sufficient to provide antimicrobial activity; (B) Surfactant comprising a dimethicone surfactant; and (C) Builder, the builder in an amount sufficient to provide stability or to improve the stability of a foam formed from the composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2010
    Publication date: December 30, 2010
    Inventor: Robert A. Asmus
  • Publication number: 20100321187
    Abstract: A dispensing and accountability system for assuring washing of a person's hands includes at least one passive infrared detector adapted to detect the presence of the person having a requirement of washing the hands. Further, the dispensing and accountability system includes a controller operatively coupled to each passive infrared detector of the at least one passive infrared detector. Furthermore, the dispensing and accountability system includes at least one audio signal unit operatively coupled to the controller. The at least one audio signal unit is adapted to generate an audio signal to remind the person to wash the hands. In addition, the dispensing and accountability system includes at least one dispensing unit operatively coupled to the controller. Further disclosed is a method for assuring washing of the person's hands using the dispensing and accountability system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2009
    Publication date: December 23, 2010
    Inventor: Alfred Carl Raccio