Container With Follower Patents (Class 222/386)
  • Patent number: 10435226
    Abstract: A dosing dispenser includes a housing, a traveler, and a plunger. The dosing dispenser also includes a driver. The housing defines a chamber, and the traveler and plunger are each positionable within the chamber. The traveler is configured to selectively position the plunger along an axis in at least one direction within the chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    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: 10406293
    Abstract: An assembly for a drug delivery device is provided, the assembly comprising at least one feedback feature. The feedback feature is configured to indicate the end of a dispense operation to a user by giving an audible and/or tactile feedback.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GMBH
    Inventors: Paul Richard Draper, Paul Griffin
  • Patent number: 10399763
    Abstract: A gel foundation container including a pump, the gel foundation container further including content discharge grooves radially formed on a distribution plate; second control protrusions, which are formed inside the content discharge grooves, for controlling the flow of content; a discharge plate formed at the upper end of the distribution plate; and content discharge holes radially formed at the discharge plate at the same position as the content discharge grooves of the distribution plate, wherein the content discharge holes are formed so as to gradually become larger outwardly from the center of the discharge plate, and thus gel foundation is equally discharged in the same amount onto the entire discharge plate when being pumped.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Inventor: Sungil Kang
  • Patent number: 10391249
    Abstract: A dropper syringe apparatus includes a cylindrical barrel, a plunger assembly, and a needle. The cylindrical barrel storing the fluid includes a flanged first opening and a second opening. The plunger assembly, inserted into the cylindrical barrel, includes a plunger shaft and a flexible hollow bulb. The plunger shaft includes a flanged upper end, a lower end, and a central lumen. The plunger shaft moves in an upward and a downward direction within the cylindrical barrel. The central lumen extends from the lower to the flanged upper end of the plunger shaft for accommodating the fluid. The flexible hollow bulb is fixedly attached to the flanged upper end and in fluid communication with the central lumen. An external force exerted on the flexible hollow bulb exerts a pressure on the fluid accommodated within the lumen. The needle draws or dispenses the fluid from or to the external body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Inventor: Belal Hassanzadeh
  • Patent number: 10391259
    Abstract: A syringe includes a barrel with an internal surface defining an internal bore therein, a plunger disposed within the internal bore of the barrel, and a dose divider disposed on the plunger. The dose divider includes a first end, a first abutment surface, and a second abutment surface. The first abutment surface is spaced apart from the first end in the axial direction by a first axial distance, and the second abutment surface is spaced apart from the first end in the axial direction by a second axial distance. The second abutment surface is spaced apart from the longitudinal axis of the plunger by a first radial distance, and the first radial distance is greater than a radial dimension from a longitudinal axis of the barrel to the internal surface of the barrel near a proximal end of the barrel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: TELEFLEX MEDICAL INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Huy Tran, Perry Croll
  • Patent number: 10300481
    Abstract: A centrifuge tube assembly includes an elongate tubular receptacle having upper and lower ends and a side wall that extends between the ends. A cap attached to the receptacle carries a common inlet/outlet port formed therethrough for communication with an interior chamber of the tubular receptacle. A liquid impermeable piston is longitudinally movable through the receptacle chamber and sealably interengages an interior wall of the receptacle. The piston separates upper and lower regions of the chamber, which respectively communicate with the inlet/outlet port and a pressure neutralizing vent. Biological products are introduced into and aspirated from the receptacle through the inlet/outlet port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Inventor: Patrick Pennie
  • Patent number: 10279116
    Abstract: A method and system for priming a drug delivery device. The drug delivery device includes a dose dial sleeve and an internal housing portion. The dose dial sleeve is coupled to the internal housing. The dose dial sleeve rotates on a substantially circumferential rotational path during priming of the drug delivery device. Further, the dose dial sleeve rotates on a helical path during dose setting of the drug delivery device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: David Aubrey Plumptre, Christopher John Jones, Roberts Frederick Veasey
  • Patent number: 10188585
    Abstract: A device for self-administration of liquid medication supplied by combining a tablet of medication located within the device with a dissolving liquid from a source which dissolves the tablet upon contact. The formed medication solution is then available for delivery to the sublingual area of a patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Inventor: Yuri Busiashvili
  • Patent number: 10155089
    Abstract: A drug delivery device for selecting and dispensing a number of user variable doses of a medicament includes a housing, a cartridge holder for receiving a cartridge, a lead screw and means for driving the lead screw during dose dispensing. The lead screw is coupled to the cartridge holder such that the cartridge holder is axially displaced with respect to the housing and the lead screw during dose dispensing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: Sanofi
    Inventors: Tom Oakley, Karl Hewson, Stuart Milne, Mark Pawulski
  • Patent number: 10105731
    Abstract: A cartridge is provided having at least one reception chamber (2), which extends in the longitudinal direction, for a medium to be dispensed, having an end face (4) and a cartridge wall (3) which bound the reception chamber (2) and which are injection molded in one piece, with the end face (4) having an outlet for the medium, and with the cartridge wall (3) having a first film (6) at its inner side bounding the reception chamber (2) which extends over the total cartridge wall (3) and is non-releasably connected to the cartridge wall (3). A method of manufacturing such a cartridge as well as a multicomponent cartridge are furthermore provided by the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: SULZER MIXPAC AG
    Inventor: Josef Ettlin
  • Patent number: 10040602
    Abstract: A container is provided having a pleated sidewall construction enabling expansion and contraction of an internal volume. A bottom of the container is provided with stabilizers to assist with maintaining the container in an up-right position when expanding and contracting the container. The container is especially useful for concentrated liquids which require the addition of a secondary liquid such as water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Inventor: Walter R. Talgo
  • Patent number: 9737127
    Abstract: A device to contain and deliver fluid substances includes: a container including a housing suitable for containing a substance to be delivered; a feed element for feeding the substance outside the container, including a piston portion inserted inside the housing of the container, and a conveyance portion connected to the piston portion; a dispenser cap connected to the conveyance portion and such as to push the piston portion into the housing of the container and to deliver the substance; at least one element to guide the movement of the piston portion into the housing of the container; wherein the piston portion of the feed element is operated only manually by acting onto the dispensing cap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: LUMSON S.P.A.
    Inventor: Matteo Moretti
  • Patent number: 9731078
    Abstract: A syringe for injecting solid, hard and rough granular material includes: a longitudinal injection chamber having constant section and an internal diameter of less than 4.5 mm, having a distal outlet mouth for the flow out of the material, whose surface is the same as the injection chamber, and a proximal mouth, in which granular material is inserted; a plunger sealedly mobile along the injection chamber, joined to a stem which enters the injection chamber through the proximal mouth, the plunger having: a transversal section which sealingly couples with the surface of the injection chamber, and having an operative surface, facing towards the distal mouth of the injection chamber; and a body projecting longitudinally internally of the injection chamber, fixed substantially axially to the operating surface of the plunger, having a diameter that is less than 70% of that of the injection chamber and a length greater than 6 mm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: C.G.M. S.P.A.
    Inventor: Corrado Saverio Parmigiani
  • Patent number: 9469061
    Abstract: A piston has a one-piece body having a first portion and a second portion. The second portion is integrally formed with the first portion, is flexibly movable between a first position and a second position relative to the first portion, and is biased toward the first position. The first portion has an orifice, and the second portion has a seal member. When the second portion is disposed in the first position, the seal member is disposed in a sealed arrangement with the orifice, and when the second portion is disposed in the second position, the seal member is disposed in an unsealed arrangement with the orifice.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Assignee: PLAS-PAK INDUSTRIES INC
    Inventor: Charles M. Frey
  • Patent number: 9376239
    Abstract: Provided is a pull-top style discharge member for a package to be mounted on a dispenser. The package discharge member is provided with an outer frame 70 having an opening in the center thereof, a cap 71 that closes the opening in the outer frame 70, and can open the opening by being pulled, and a sheet 61 disposed on the reverse surface of the outer frame 70 and the cap 71 and formed with a discharge hole 61a in the form of slits to allow passage of food contents. The sheet 61 and the outer frame 70 are welded together, and metallocene polyethylene is used as the material of the outer frame 70, while polypropylene is used as the material of the sheet 61.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Assignees: KEWPIE CORPORATION, BESPACK CORPORATION, CARGILL, INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Toshimitsu Edamatsu, Suzuko Yamato, Kenta Imao
  • Patent number: 9173880
    Abstract: The present invention provides pharmaceutical formulations comprising a human antibody that specifically binds to human interleukin-6 receptor (hIL-6R). The formulations may contain, in addition to an anti-hIL-6R antibody, at least one amino acid, at least one sugar, and/or at least one non-ionic surfactant. The pharmaceutical formulations of the present invention exhibit a substantial degree of antibody stability after storage for several months.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Assignee: Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel B. Dix, Kenneth S. Graham, Douglas Kamen, Scott M. Walsh
  • Patent number: 9144821
    Abstract: A piston includes a piston body which is surrounded by a media side, by an oppositely disposed drive side and, at the peripheral side, by a piston jacket, wherein the piston jacket forms a connection between the media side and the drive side. The piston jacket is arranged about a piston axis, wherein the piston jacket is connected to the piston body via a web element so that a peripheral groove is formed on the media side between the piston body and the piston jacket. A cover element is arranged at the media side, and has a drive side surface which lies directly on the media side surface of the piston body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2015
    Assignee: SULZER MIXPAC AG
    Inventor: Manfred Obrist
  • Patent number: 9089647
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method of filling a container with a liquid drug from a drug reservoir may include: a) connecting a container and a drug reservoir with a cannula such that the drug reservoir and the container fluidically communicate with each other via the cannula, while being hermetically sealed; b) reducing a first volume contained within the container to displace a gaseous medium from the first volume of the container via the cannula into a second volume contained within the drug reservoir; c) increasing the first volume of the container to displace the liquid drug from the second volume of the drug reservoir into the first volume of the container to fill the container; and d) disconnecting the container and the drug reservoir. Before performing action d), action b) and action c) can be successively performed more than once to stepwise increase an amount of liquid drug displaced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2015
    Assignee: Roche Diagnostics International AG
    Inventors: Roger Haenggi, Urs Rindlisbacher, Franco Moia, Marcel Mueller, Christoph Huwiler, Florian Kuhni, Joerg Wermelinger, Andreas Lischewski, Christian Classen, Tilo Callenbach, Louis Widmer, Maurice Ducret
  • Patent number: 9073526
    Abstract: A brake fluid pressure control device for a vehicle includes: a base body; reservoirs to store brake fluid in the base body; and a single lid member secured to the base body. The reservoir has a reservoir hole, a piston that slides inside the reservoir hole, and a spring that biases the piston. The lid member hermetically seals the reservoir holes. The lid member includes a plate member with which the springs make contact and a ring-shaped sealing member held between one face of the base body to which the plate member is secured and the other face of the plate member opposed to the one face to provide a sealing function. In the lid member, a screw hole is disposed outside a region surrounded by the sealing member and a communication passage communicating with the reservoir holes is provided inside the region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2015
    Assignee: NISSIN KOGYO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takuro Kodama, Motoyasu Nakamura
  • Publication number: 20150136812
    Abstract: A dispenser has a container whereof one end is sealed by a sealing piston which, in relation to the container, is adjustable in a first direction. There is arranged, on the side of the sealing piston remote from a product chamber of the container, a spreading spring which is in engagement with the inner wall of the container and prevents movement of the sealing piston in a second direction which is opposed to the first direction. The spreading spring is made from synthetic material and has a central part from which a plurality of fingers arranged distributed over the periphery extend radially outwards. Each finger is connected to the central part in a manner articulated at its radially inner end and is in engagement at its radially outer end with the inner wall of the container. The central part and the fingers are constructed in one piece with one another and each finger is connected to the central part by way of a web, wherein in the region of the web a cutout is formed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2012
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Applicant: KRALLMANN KUNSTSTOFFVERARBEITUNG GMBH
    Inventor: Rainer Krallmann
  • Patent number: 9027796
    Abstract: A flexible and resilient tool for use with a conventional half barrel, parallel frame caulking gun or enclosed “sausage” style caulking gun, aiding the user in finishing and shaping after the caulking material has been applied. One function of the tool is to collect excess caulk from his finger(s) or from various shaping tools and spatulas. Also provided can be cap, rag and sponge holders. Additional embodiments include adaptations to existing prior art disposable caulking cartridges and caulking guns to include components of the disclosed tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Inventor: David M. Leitch
  • Publication number: 20150125827
    Abstract: An apparatus for dispensing a viscous dental paste that includes a barrel member, a dispensing tip, and a platform. The barrel defines a chamber for containing a viscous material. The dispensing tip extends from the barrel member to a dispensing end and defines a passageway open to the chamber. The dispensing end forms an outlet opening open to the passageway and circumscribed by a continuous wall defining an interior surface and an exterior surface. The platform projects from the dispensing end and defines opposing first and second major faces. The first major face is aligned with the outlet opening. The second major face is contiguous with a section of the exterior surface. Viscous material is dispensed from the chamber and onto the platform as a ribbon or sheet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2014
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventors: Christopher J. Claypool, Bruce R. Broyles
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20150090742
    Abstract: A viscous material container that makes it unlikely that air remains in a housing when a piston is inserted from an insertion port of the housing. A first section of the housing is formed with two groove portions communicating with a first passage to discharge air in the first passage when a piston is inserted from an insertion port. The two groove portions communicate with the insertion port, and extend along a first imaginary center line.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2014
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Applicant: SHOFU INC.
    Inventors: Tsukasa Sasaki, Ryouji Takei, Toshiyuki Nakatsuka, Katsuya Kimoto, Hideto Kasaba
  • 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: 8985399
    Abstract: [Problems] To provide an ejection container capable of falling a liquid in drops from the container body without relying on the sense of the fingertips and without affected by a change in the temperature. [Means for Solution] A knock-type ejection container 1 in which an ejection port 8 is provided at one end of a container body 2, a knock button 4 is provided at the other end thereof, a container chamber 22 is provided in the container body 2 to contain a liquid, and the liquid contained in the container chamber 22 is ejected from the ejection port 8 being interlocked to the operation of the knock button 4.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Tokuyama Dental Corporation
    Inventors: Hidetoshi Gyakushi, Nobutoshi Yamaguchi
  • Patent number: 8978929
    Abstract: A syringe which is designed for the single metering of a filler material, the syringe has a storage chamber for receiving the filler material, the storage chamber has a discharge end for the dispensing of the filler material and a conveying end which is disposed opposite the discharge end, wherein the storage chamber contains a closable discharge element so that the filler material is storable in the storage chamber. A docking element is provided for the connection of the storage chamber to a cartridge for the filling of the storage chamber with the filler material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Sulzer Mixpac AG
    Inventors: Josef Ettlin, Armin Hegglin
  • Patent number: 8978934
    Abstract: A dispenser for dispensing a viscous fluid stored directly within the body of the dispenser, or within a cartridge inserted within the dispenser in which the viscous fluid is forced through a dispensing aperture by advancing a piston member and where the piston is advanced by turning a first thread member that locates in the female thread of a main body member and where upon completion of such turning resilient means are provided to partly reverse the direction in which the first thread member was turned and so avoid unwanted flow of fluid following completion of such turning.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Twistub Limited
    Inventor: Simon Levesley
  • Publication number: 20150071025
    Abstract: An individual frozen drink dispenser includes a housing having a base configured to support a blender cup, a pod support disposed above the blender cup and configured to support a pod containing frozen ingredients suitable for preparing a frozen drink, a dispense plunger coupled to the housing and configured to move from a pre-dispense position to a dispense position in which the dispense plunger pushes the frozen ingredients from the pod into the blender cup, and a drive mechanism coupled to the housing and configured to drive the movement of the dispense plunger from the pre-dispense position to the dispense position. A method of preparing a frozen drink is further disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2014
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Inventor: John Michael Herbert
  • Patent number: 8960499
    Abstract: A pump apparatus that exerts a constant force on a bag of fluid to provide a uniform flow rate compared to elastomeric pumps. The apparatus comprises a first and a second block member positioned over a plate, which are moveable to define an opening to receive a wedge member attached on the plate. The block members are coupled by a resilient means that is extendable when the wedge member is urged into the opening. The extended resilient means is retractable such that the plate exerts a constant force on the bag to expel fluid in a uniform flow rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Inventor: Freddie Eng Hwee Lee
  • Publication number: 20150034675
    Abstract: A motorized viscous material dispenser (1), especially a caulking gun, comprises a drive unit (11) with a cylindrical pinion gear, a holder (15) attachable to a front side of the drive unit (11) for receiving at least one container containing viscous material, at least one piston (19), and at least one rack (17) meshing with the cylindrical pinion gear to drive said piston (19). A rear piece (51) attachable to a rear side of the drive unit (11) opposite the front side and a guide piece (45) attachable to the front side of the drive unit (11) comprises guiding apertures (55) through which the rack (17) is extending, whereby the guiding apertures (55) determine the position of the rack (17) relative to the cylindrical pinion gear, when the motorized viscous material dispenser (1) is assembled.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2012
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Inventors: Martin Grontved, Jorgen Elmelund
  • Patent number: 8931665
    Abstract: A multi-compartment syringe apparatus (500) for in-situ mixing of a plurality of products before use, the apparatus comprising: a tube; a hollowed flexible plunger (530); a one way filter piston (514), connected to the plunger (530), the piston confining a first compartment (502) at a side of a needle (540) of the apparatus, and a second compartment (510) at a side of the plunger, wherein the filter allowing passage of content only form the first compartment to the second compartment (510); a first product (506), stored in the first compartment (502); a second product (508), stored in a first breakable container (504) disposed in the plunger (530); thereby the second product (508) mixes with the first product (506); and the mixed products are then pushed out of the apparatus, through the needle (540).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Inventor: Amit Gold
  • Patent number: 8925764
    Abstract: A cartridge contains a storage chamber for a fluid filler material in which a piston can be movably received, wherein the storage chamber has a filling end and a discharge end and an inner wall extending between the filling end and the discharge end and the piston is displaceable in the storage chamber from the filling end to the discharge end along the inner wall to discharge the filler material from the storage chamber and the filler material can be enclosed in a sealing manner in the storage chamber by the piston. The piston is captively held within the inner wall by a projection provided at the inner wall in the environment of the filling end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Sulzer Mixpac AG
    Inventor: Andreas Hiemer
  • Patent number: 8919617
    Abstract: A dispensing tool is for use with a cartridge containing dispensable contents, wherein one end of the cartridge has a discharge nozzle and the opposite end contains a follower that can be pushed toward the nozzle to discharge the contents. A grip-type actuator of the tool advances a pressure plate against the follower to push it toward the nozzle. The tool has a pressure plate aligned with a holder that is sized to retain the cartridge with the follower in line with the pressure plate. A pantograph mechanism drives the pressure plate toward the follower and is driven by a grip-type actuator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Inventor: Thomas S. Foley
  • Patent number: 8919609
    Abstract: A dental mixing device with a barrel, a mixing tip, and a plunger. The plunger moves dental material through the barrel where it is mixed using a mixing tip. The mixing tip includes an auto-aligning fitting female element configured to align with an auto-aligning fitting male element of the barrel. This auto-alignment simplifies the attachment between the mixing tip and the barrel. The mixing tip also includes a seal component with a soft material (or component) to insert into the auto-aligning fitting element which is a hard material (or component) to achieve a seal. The seal component and auto-alignment fitting element can be combined together into one component instead of two components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Inventors: Daniel Wang, Taosheng Hu, Bo Tao, Bo Yue, Congbo Wei
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20140374510
    Abstract: A dispenser apparatus is disclosed herein. A dispenser is disclosed herein. In various aspects, the dispenser includes a piston slidably sealingly engagable with a container containing a unit dose of liquid therein. The dispenser includes a cutting edge disposed about a piston face of the piston, the cutting edge configured to open a covering of rigid construction sealingly engaged with the container, in various aspects. A passage is formed between a piston face of the piston and a nozzle outlet of a nozzle to communicate fluid from the container through the nozzle outlet by sliding of the piston within the container, in various aspects. Methods of use of the dispenser are disclosed herein. This Abstract is presented to meet requirements of 37 C.F.R. §1.72(b) only. This Abstract is not intended to identify key elements of the apparatus and methods disclosed herein or to delineate the scope thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2013
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Inventors: MARTIN KRAUSS, LOO T. YAP
  • Patent number: 8910831
    Abstract: A system for dispensing sprayable material such as paint and other liquefied products. The system includes a dispenser designed to accept a flexible, crushable container filled with sprayable material and having a valve and spray tip at one end. The container is placed into an interior portion in the dispenser with the valve on the container secured in the housing of the dispenser. In operation, a pump action lever is activated causing a piston to slide lengthwise in the housing of the dispenser and exert force on the bottom of the container crushing it as it is emptied and forcing the sprayable material out through the valve and spray tip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: Aervoe Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Mark Williams
  • Publication number: 20140361048
    Abstract: Tank (11) for a drug infusion device (41), comprising a hollow cylindrical body (13) provided at its front with an opening (15) for the passage of the drug and in its inside with a plunger (25) slidable within the tank for drawing in and/or injecting the drug through said opening, said tank being provided at its rear with a coupling part for ensuring the mechanical connection of the tank (11) with a complementary coupling part provided in the infusion device (41), said coupling parts defining together a bayonet-like connection coupling, said coupling part of the tank (11) being housed inside the cylindrical body (13).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2014
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Inventor: Mario Cane'
  • Patent number: 8893925
    Abstract: A container (10) for mixing and dispensing material includes a body (12) having a main chamber (17), a dispensing nozzle (26), a liquid receptacle (16) and a plunger (18). The liquid receptacle (16) has a front portion arranged to break away upon pressure being applied by the plunger (18) so that the plunger (18) can traverse the entire length of the body (12). This enables a charge of material in the main chamber (17) to be entirely dispensed through a frangible wall (22) into the nozzle (26). The container (10) is particularly envisaged for use in mixing and dispensing of dental material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: SDI (North America), Inc.
    Inventor: Joshua James Cheetham
  • Patent number: 8883767
    Abstract: A low ether gel composition for application to skin comprising a keratolytic agent, in particular salicylic acid, and comprising a nitrocellulose and one or more volatile ingredients, which forms a film on contact with skin adequate to form a protective barrier for the keratolytic agent for a period of time necessary to provide treatment to the skin; methods of treating using such compositions, and dispensers containing such compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: MSD Consumer Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Gerald R. Dever, Eric Chen-nan Su, William Scott Rogersr, Robert C. Johnson
  • Patent number: 8881954
    Abstract: The invention relates to an actuator for dispensing fluid from a cartridge, the actuator being configured to be moveable within the cartridge along the longitudinal axis of the cartridge and comprising a first radial element configured to face the dispensing opening of the cartridge, a second radial element configured to face in the opposite direction than the first radial element and a connecting element connecting the first and the second radial element and configured to extend along the longitudinal axis of the cartridge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GmbH
    Inventor: Maurice Toporek
  • Patent number: 8875948
    Abstract: A powered dispensing tool includes a housing, a motor, a rack operably coupled to the motor for powered translation along a longitudinal axis in at least one of a forward direction and a reverse direction, a transmission housing at least partially positioned within the housing through which the rack is extendable, first and second plungers, at least one of which is coupled to one end of the rack, and a first cartridge housing within which first and second material cartridges may be supported in a side-by-side relationship. The first and second plungers are associated with the first and second material cartridges, respectively. The tool also includes a second cartridge housing within which only a single material cartridge may be supported. The first and second cartridge housings are interchangeably coupled to the transmission housing to adapt the tool for use with dual material cartridges or single material cartridges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Milwaukee Electric Tool Corporation
    Inventor: Michael Naughton
  • Patent number: 8875955
    Abstract: A dispenser having an inner barrel, outer shell, screw member, platform and control member; the outer shell, screw member and control member having configurations that provides for particular engagement features in the assembled dispenser, including features that compensate for dimensional variation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Conopco, Inc.
    Inventors: Amit Arora, Alex Sandor Szekely, Timothy Charles Dzurik, Garen Kouyoumjian, Amanda Claire Wilding
  • Patent number: 8870028
    Abstract: A dispensing device is disclosed having an ampoule with at least four storage lumens extending axially along the length of an ampoule body, a mixing tip coupled to a distal end of the storage lumens, the mixing tip having at least four gasket seats formed therein, each gasket seat corresponding to one of the storage lumens, and an outlet lumen in fluid communication with the storage lumens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: Restek Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas E. Kane, Brian A. Jones
  • Patent number: 8870035
    Abstract: A dispensing device having a housing capable of receiving a pre-packaged charge of pre-whipped topping or icing. The housing has an inner wall with a slot formed therein for receiving a rack that is capable of rotational and translational motion within the slot. The rack has a set of gear teeth that engage with a catch on a plunger. The piston moves in the axial direction to force the pre-whipped topping or icing through the outlet in its packaging. The catch on the piston is locked in one direction and pivots in the opposite direction such that the rack engages with the piston when it moves in a first direction and the rack disengages with the piston when it is moved in a second direction opposite the first direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: Rich Products Corporation
    Inventors: Rohit Jalali, Christopher Vincent Tirone, Theodore Watson Rich, Steven A. Franz, William E. Grieshober, Jr., Joseph Victor Bisacca, Lisa Augustine, Kerry Marshal Chace, Timothy A. Falken, David E. Moomaw
  • Patent number: 8870034
    Abstract: A material pressure feeding apparatus 10 includes a container 12 for receiving a bag 11, in which a viscous material M is contained, a press member 13 exerting a pressing force on the material, a pressure feeder 15 pressure-feeding, to the outside, the material M sucked by the pressing force by the press member 13, and an annular member 16 positioned on the outer peripheral side of the press member 13. The press member 13 has a supporting space S on the outer peripheral side thereof, and a ring portion 40 constituting an annular member 16 is supported in the supporting space S in a relatively movable state. Thus, even when the press member 13 is inclined, the annular member 16 is configured so as not to form a clearance between it and the inner peripheral surface of the container 12 without any influence of the inclination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: Three Bond Co. Ltd.
    Inventors: Atsushi Suzuki, Toshiyuki Takahashi
  • Publication number: 20140312058
    Abstract: A component feeder including a bulk storage container for storage of components, and a lift for elevating a selection of components from the container, the lift being located inside the container. The feeder further includes a transfer arrangement for transferring elevated components from the lift onto a component pick surface on which the components are distributed in order to be picked by a tool or by a hand, and a plate configured to include the component pick surface. Further described is a component feeder system including at least one component feeder, a camera for monitoring the component pick surface and a processor used to control an industrial robot to pick pickable components lying on the pick surface. A corresponding method is also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2014
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Inventors: Daniel Sirkett, Ivan Lundberg, Siim Viilup
  • Patent number: 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: 8857674
    Abstract: A pump driver, a disposable pump cartridge for use with the pump driver and a beverage dispenser employing the pump drive are disclosed. The disposable pump cartridge comprises at least one barrel 20 having an inlet valve 24 and an outlet valve 26 associated therewith. A piston 28 movable within the barrel 20 is retained in a minimum volume position during transit by a protrusion 22 on the internal surface of the barrel 20. The piston 20 has a piston shaft 28 with a hollow end arranged, in use, to releasably engage a piston driver to drive the piston 28 from its minimum volume position to an operative position, and to reciprocate the piston 28 within the barrel 20 in its operative position to draw fluid into and pump fluid from the barrel 20 via the inlet valve 24 and outlet valve 26 respectively. Methods of engaging, disengaging and changing the disposable pump cartridge are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Cornelius, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard John Nighy, Daniel Peterson Godfrey, Lucy Ann Sheldon, Nicholas Martin Broadbent, Sam Gilbert Willis