Fluid Pressure Patents (Class 222/394)
  • Patent number: 10661971
    Abstract: A vacuum heat insulating container 1 includes an outer tube 2 having a bottom and an inner tube 3 having a bottom and an inner tube 3 having a bottom, the outer tube 2 and the inner tube 3 being arranged in such a way that the central axes thereof being a horizontal direction, an opening end of the outer tube 2 and an opening end of the inner tube 3 being bonded to each other, and a depressurized sealed space 8 being formed between the outer tube 2 and the inner tube 3, in which the vacuum heat insulating container further includes a load receiving part 7 for causing the outer tube 2 to support the inner tube 3, and the location of the load receiving part 7 in a vertical direction coincides with the location of the central axis of the outer tube 2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Osamu Yamashita, Takaaki Takahashi
  • Patent number: 10627002
    Abstract: A transmission control device has two mutually oppositely arranged counter-components, for example control boxes, and a planar transmission control plate, which is arranged between the two counter-components. The transmission control plate seals the clearance between the two counter-components or their channel portions and bores in the form of a flat seal. The plate also provides through-openings between channels or bores, respectively, in the opposing counter-components, where the fluid in the channels controls the function of a transmission. The sealing function is realized by stamped beads and/or partial coatings. Transmission control plates therefore have fluid through-flow openings so the fluid can flow through from one side of the plate to the other side of the plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Reinz-Dichtungs-GmbH
    Inventors: Robert Blersch, Oliver Claus, Georg Egloff, Kurt Hoehe, Matthias Pendzialek
  • Patent number: 10618072
    Abstract: A sustained duration trigger sprayer includes a first vacuum formed by piston movement in a fluid cylinder which fills the sprayer for delivery of a fluid and a second vacuum formed between a vacuum piston connected to the fluid cylinder and a vacuum cylinder acts on the sprayer to disperse product when a discharge valve is opened.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Silgan Dispensing Systems Corporation
    Inventor: David L. DeJong
  • Patent number: 10145842
    Abstract: A combination of capillary forces and gas pressure is used to control the movement of liquid samples within a microfluidic device. A liquid sample introduced to a proximal portion of a capillary channel of a microfluidic device moves by capillary action partway along the capillary channel. As the liquid sample moves, a pressure of a gas acting upon a distal gas-liquid interface of the liquid sample increases by an amount sufficient to stop further movement of the liquid sample. To initiate further movement of the liquid sample, a pump connected to a distal portion of the capillary channel decreases the pressure of the gas acting upon the distal gas-liquid interface of the liquid sample by an amount sufficient to permit the liquid sample to move by capillary action further along the capillary channel of the microfluidic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Quidel Cardiovascular Inc.
    Inventors: William Patrick Coffey, Paul Michael Crivelli, Austin Matthew Derfus, Tuan Hoang Do, Remus Anders Brix Haupt, Emily Parker, Gregory Reneff, Armando Raul Tovar
  • Patent number: 10077150
    Abstract: A pressurized dispenser includes a base and a peripheral wall having an open end sealed by a dispensing element comprising a dip-tube, a fluid reservoir in contact with the dip-tube for reducing the compressed gas lost from the pressurized dispenser, a compressed gas and a dispensing liquid. In embodiments, a majority of the fluid reservoir may be located outside of the dip-tube, and the fluid reservoir may include a porous material, arranged in use to hold a volume of the dispensing liquid. Such porous material may be configured so that, in use, at least a portion of any compressed gas in the reservoir can be displaced by the liquid, ejecting such portion of the compressed gas into the dispenser. In embodiments, the dispensing element may be configured to dispense dispensing liquid continuously for at least 0.5 seconds, upon actuation of the dispensing element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: Plastipak BAWT S.a r.l.
    Inventors: Keith Laidler, Timothy Rodd
  • Patent number: 10040048
    Abstract: The present invention provides an automated modular system and method for production of biopolymers including DNA and RNA. The system and method automates the complete production process for biopolymers. Modular equipment is provided for performing production steps with the individual modules arrange in a linear array. Each module includes a control system and can be rack mounted. One side of the array of modules provides connections for power, gas, vacuum and reagents and is accessible to technicians. On the other side of the array of modules a robotic transport system is provided for transporting materials between module interfaces. The elimination of the requirement for human intervention at multiple steps in the production process significantly decreases the costs of biopolymer production and reduces unnecessary complexity and sources of quality variation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: SYNTHEGO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Paul Dabrowski, Michael Dabrowski, Fabian Gerlinghaus, Alex Pesch
  • Patent number: 10035110
    Abstract: A fine bubble generating device is provided, including: a main body, having an inlet, an outlet and a venturi tube mechanism located between the inlet and the outlet, the venturi tube mechanism having a neck portion communicating with outside; a bubble fining mechanism, having at least one passage which is smaller than the inlet in cross-sectional area, the at least one passage communicating with and between the venturi tube mechanism and the outlet. The bubble fining mechanism includes a first vortex member having at least one first slant hole and a second vortex member having at least one second slant hole. The at least one first slant hole and the at least one second slant hole are inclined toward opposite directions, and the first vortex member and the second vortex member is disposed between the venturi tube mechanism and the outlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Inventor: Chao-Chung Wu
  • Patent number: 10029509
    Abstract: A device for marking a surface, the device comprising: a body configured to store a marking substance; a guide arrangement having a first end and a second end, at least a portion of an outer surface of the guide arrangement tapering from the first end to the second end which is narrower than the first end, wherein an output path is provided through the second end at substantially the center of the guide arrangement; an activation arrangement; and a delivery arrangement which is configured, in response to triggering of the activation arrangement, to deliver a quantity of the marking substance from the body, along the output path and out of the second end, wherein, in use, a user inserts at least the second end of the guide arrangement into an aperture in an element positioned adjacent a surface until the outer surface of the guide arrangement contacts the aperture, and the user triggers the activation arrangement to deliver a quantity of the marking substance through the second end and onto the surface to mark
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: Marxman Limited
    Inventor: Martin Chard
  • Patent number: 9993120
    Abstract: A liquid soap dispenser, which controls positive and reverse rotations of a motor and a liquid discharge amount through angle counting, includes a front cover, a back cover, a liquid soap bottle, a pump component, a main engine and a key. An angle counter is arranged in the main engine. The liquid soap dispenser is connected with the motor. The angle counter is driven to rotate through the motor, so as to measure a rotation angle of the motor. The motor is connected with a gearbox, and the gearbox is connected with an output gear. The output gear is fastened at a lower part of the pump component, and the pump component is driven to move through the output gear. The liquid soap dispenser realizes a stepless adjustment of the liquid discharge amount through controlling the motor to reversely rotate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: Shenzhen Smarlean Hygiene Co., Ltd
    Inventor: Huoxian Xie
  • Patent number: 9915357
    Abstract: An actuator device for a pressurized container incorporating an internal back flow prevention valve. The actuator may include a ball and socket check valve with a resilient component to maintain the ball in a condition to operate as a check valve even when upside-down.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: TSI Products, Inc.
    Inventor: John H. Ehlert
  • Patent number: 9856071
    Abstract: A discharge container includes a container body made of metal having an opening, and a valve assembly fixed to the opening of the container body. The container body has a cylindrical barrel portion, a cylindrical neck portion having a diameter smaller than the barrel portion, and a bead portion formed on top of the neck portion. The opening has a cylindrical portion and the bead portion formed above the cylindrical portion. The valve assembly is equipped with a plug portion inserted into the opening, a flange portion which is provided above on the bead portion, a valve structure which opens and closes a pathway of a content and is fixed to the plug portion, an O-ring provided on an outer surface of the plug portion, and a cover cap fixing the valve assembly to the container body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: DAIZO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Yamaguchi, Hidetoshi Miyamoto
  • Patent number: 9605930
    Abstract: Non-lethal weapon includes a housing, a barrel insertable into the housing and a barrel locking mechanism. The non-lethal weapon may be adapted for spraying a pepper extract onto a potential attacker in order to disable the potential attacker. The barrel is adapted to hold a canister of the pepper extract under pressure. The barrel may be rotatable to lock the barrel into the housing. A longitudinal axis of the barrel is angled upward at a substantial angle relative to the longitudinal axis of the housing or relative to the upper surface of the housing when the weapon is used. The non-lethal weapon includes a conical orifice adapted to spray the pepper extract over an opening angle of between 70 and 120 degrees.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: H. D. DEFENSE PRODUCTS LTD.
    Inventors: Daniel Refael Ben Yair, Benny Hillman
  • Patent number: 9598273
    Abstract: A liquid pressure-reducing unit having a first half body with a contact surface and first groove extending over the contact surface is disclosed. The unit has a flexible resilient sealing element having a floor layer lining the floor of the first groove. The unit has a second half body with a contact surface and first and second walls extending out of the contact surface and defining a second groove. The contact surfaces of the first half body and second half body join, wherein the first and second walls penetrate into the first groove so that the free end of the first and second walls forms a fluid-tight contact with the flexible resilient floor layer lining the floor of the first groove, defining a fluid-tight channel bringing in fluid communication a fluid inlet with a fluid outlet. The channel is non-rectilinear and/or having a cross-section varying over the length thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: Anheuser-Busch InBev S.A.
    Inventors: Stijn Franssen, Daniel Peirsman
  • Patent number: 9580233
    Abstract: A system for dispensing texture material in a desired spray pattern that substantially matches an existing texture pattern on a target surface has a container assembly, an actuator assembly, and a concentrate comprising a solvent/carrier comprising water, wall texture material comprising at least one filler and a resin/binder, a first anti-corrosion material, where the first anti-corrosion material is a phosphate ester, and a second anti-corrosion material, where the second anti-corrosion material is sodium nitrite. At least one of the first and second anti-corrosion materials forms a film on the inner surface of the container assembly while the concentrate is stored within the container assembly. The film inhibits corrosion of the corrodible material forming at least part of the inner surface of the container assembly. The first and second anti-corrosion materials together comprise 0.125-7.00% by weight of the concentrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: PPG Architectural Finishes, Inc.
    Inventors: William Stephen Tait, John Kordosh
  • Patent number: 9527656
    Abstract: A touchless dispenser is provided for a pressurized container including a valve member. The dispenser comprises a housing mountable to the container. An electrically controlled valve in the housing includes an inlet and an outlet. The inlet maintains the valve member in an open position incident to the housing being mounted on the container. A nozzle extends between the valve outlet and a discharge orifice. A sensor senses a user's hand proximate the discharge orifice. A control in the housing is operatively coupled to the sensor and the electrically controlled valve. The control controls operation of the electrically controlled valve to dispense a select dosage of product from the container responsive to the sensor sensing presence of a user's hand proximate the discharge orifice.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: Seaquistperfect Dispensing L.L.C.
    Inventors: Peter J. Walters, Craig A. Braun, Jörg Kohlne, Volker Umbeer
  • Patent number: 9415927
    Abstract: A system for dispensing texture material in a desired spray pattern that substantially matches an existing texture pattern on a target surface has a container assembly, an actuator assembly, and a concentrate. The concentrate comprises a solvent/carrier comprising water, wall texture material, a first anti-corrosion material, where the first anti-corrosion material is a phosphate ester and comprises approximately 0.1-5.0% by weight of the concentrate, and a second anti-corrosion material, where the second anti-corrosion material is sodium nitrite and comprises approximately 0.25-2.00% by weight of the concentrate. The concentrate is disposed within the container assembly such that the water is exposed to the inner surface of the container assembly. At least one of the first and second anti-corrosion materials forms a film that inhibits corrosion on tin-plated steel forming at least part of the inner surface of the container assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: Homax Products, Inc.
    Inventors: William Stephen Tait, John Kordosh
  • Patent number: 9364838
    Abstract: A fluid dispenser device comprising a pre-compression pump (6) and a dispenser head (T); the pump including an actuator rod (65) that is movable downwards and upwards, and a pre-compression spring (69) for increasing the pressure in a pump chamber (60); the head (T) including an inlet well (14) for connecting to the actuator rod (65), and a nozzle (4) for forming a spray through a dispenser orifice (43), the nozzle being mounted in an assembly housing (2); the dispenser device being characterized in that: the pre-compression spring (69) presents stiffness that is less than about 3 N/mm, e.g. of about 1 N/mm to 3 N/mm; and at least two feed ducts (15), each connecting the inlet well (14) to the assembly housing (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Assignee: APTAR FRANCE SAS
    Inventor: Alexandra Parmentier
  • Patent number: 9261239
    Abstract: A pressure gas container includes a liner to store a gas, a reinforcing layer provided on an outer side of the liner, a boss attached to the liner, and an attachment attached to an outer surface of the liner. The boss has an opening through which the gas is introduced into the liner and through which the gas inside the liner is released. The attachment is to support the liner rotatably when the reinforcing layer is provided. At least one of the boss and the attachment has a gas release channel that allows communication between a gap formed between the outer side and an inner side of the reinforcing layer and a space outside the pressure gas container to release the gas having permeated through the liner and present in the gap between the liner and the reinforcing layer to the space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Toshihiko Kanezaki, Yusuke Ishikawa, Satoshi Kawasaki, Kazuo Miyagawa
  • Publication number: 20150143637
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for dyeing keratin fibres in which a mixture is applied to the fibres, this mixture being obtained from: •a dye composition comprising at least one oxidation dye precursor, and •an oxidizing composition comprising at least one chemical oxidizing agent, •at least one of the compositions being dispensed from a pressurized container, •the mixture of the two compositions comprising: (i) at least one C8-C30 fatty alcohol that is liquid at room temperature and at atmospheric pressure, (ii) at least one amphoteric or zwitterionic surfactant, (iii) at least a compound chosen from non ionic surfactant comprising a lipophilic part comprising a saturated or unsaturated, linear or branched C16 or C18 hydrocarbon-based chain and a hydrophilic part comprising at least 20 mol of ethylene oxide, unsaturated C8-C40 fatty acid, in acid or salified form, and mixture thereof, and also to a device suitable for performing this process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2013
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventors: Philippe Rapold, Caroline Goget, Delphine Allard
  • Publication number: 20150136802
    Abstract: A liquid dispensing system includes a container for holding a quantity of liquid material, the container having an access opening and a connector structure to operably connect a fluid inlet/discharge structure to the container. Optionally, the liquid dispensing system may include a gaseous fluid treatment component. A method of operating the liquid dispensing system is an aspect of the invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2013
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventor: Matthew A. Rapin
  • Publication number: 20150129617
    Abstract: A dispensing unit for dispensing a beverage from a pressurized container having a tapping column fixed to and extending normal to the top surface of a top plate with an opening and forming an elbow is disclosed. The column has an elongated inner channel bringing in fluid communication the support plate with a tapping pinch valve located in a tapping head at the elbow. The tapping pinch valve has jaws for receiving in pinching relationship the outlet end of the dispensing line and controlling flow of liquid by varying the distance between the jaws from a closed to an open position. A flexible dispensing line, having inlet and outlet ends, extends in the channel. The outlet end engages the pinch valve, and the inlet end connects to a keg. A device for opening the channel includes the pinch valve so a distance larger than the open position separates the jaws.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2013
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventors: Daniel Peirsman, Sarah Van Hove, Johan Van Rompaey
  • Publication number: 20150102063
    Abstract: Disclosed is a beverage dispenser including a housing having a beverage storage space capable of storing a volume of a beverage to be dispensed and a heat exchanger sub-system operable to effect the temperature of a beverage stored in or passing through the beverage storage space. The housing is provided with at least one wall through which beverage in the beverage storage space can be visualised. The dispenser includes a coupling enabling the coupling of a valve to facilitate dispensing of beverage from the beverage storage space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2013
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Applicant: Streamline Beverage Pty Ltd
    Inventor: Andrew Hunter
  • Publication number: 20150101130
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for dyeing keratin fibres in which a mixture is applied to the fibres, this mixture being obtained from: a dye composition comprising at least one oxidation dye precursor, and an oxidizing composition comprising at least one chemical oxidizing agent, at least one of the compositions being dispensed from a pressurized container, the mixture of the two compositions comprising at least one thickening polymer chosen from: associative polymer, anionic non-associative polymer chosen from anionic polymers bearing sugar units, anionic polymers not bearing sugar units chosen from crosslinked acrylic or methacrylic acid homopolymers or copolymers, crosslinked 2-acrylamido-2-methylpropanesulfonic acid homopolymers and crosslinked acrylamide copolymers thereof, ammonium acrylate homopolymers, or copolymers of ammonium acrylate and of acrylamide, alone or mixtures thereof, and mixtures thereof; and also to a device suitable for performing this process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2013
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Inventors: Philippe Rapold, Caroline Goget, Delphine Allard
  • Patent number: 9004316
    Abstract: A composition for forming an acoustic texture material on a surface has a propellant material and acoustic texture material. The propellant material includes di-methyl ether. The acoustic texture material includes a coating portion including a base, a filler, and a binder and chips of chip material having a physical structure. When the propellant material and the acoustic texture material are mixed together, the propellant material does not substantially alter the physical structure of the chip material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Homax Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Lester R. Greer, Jr., Floyd R. French
  • Patent number: 9004063
    Abstract: An inhaler device having an air canister with a nozzle aperture and a nozzle shaft, the nozzle shaft has a first and second end, the first end is external to the canister and the second end protrudes into the canister, wherein a lip is at the second end, a gasket sandwiched between the nozzle aperture and shaft, a gasket extension extending downwardly, a spray orifice in the shaft at the first end, an external ventilation hole in the shaft external to the canister, an internal ventilation hole in the shaft, and an air channel in the nozzle shaft fluidly connected to each spray orifice, external and internal ventilation hole, wherein the nozzle shaft can move between an open and closed position, the nozzle shaft is biased in the closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Inventor: Shane M. Guldbransen
  • Patent number: 9004323
    Abstract: A system for forming an acoustic texture coating on a surface, the system having an aerosol dispenser, a liquid portion of a propellant material, a gas portion of the propellant material, a base material, and a plurality of discrete particles of at least one of urethane foam and melamine foam, where the discrete particles define a physical structure. The liquid portion of the propellant material, the gas portion of the propellant material, the base material, and the plurality of discrete particles are disposed within the aerosol dispenser. The propellant material does not alter the physical structure of the discrete particles when combined within the aerosol dispenser. When the aerosol dispenser is operated, the base material and the discrete particles are deposited on an uncoated portion of the surface such that the base material dries to adhere the discrete particles to the uncoated portion of the surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Homax Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Lester R. Greer, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8985392
    Abstract: A method of dispensing sprayable material in a desired spray pattern using an actuator member, a resilient outlet member, and a movable member. The actuator member has a plurality of resilient finger projections. The resilient outlet member is arranged at least partly between the finger projections. The movable member is supported on the actuator member to form a dispensing path extending from the interior of the aerosol chamber to the exterior of the aerosol chamber through a valve assembly, the actuator member, and the outlet member. The movable member acts on the outlet member to deform the plurality of finger projections towards each other to alter an effective cross-sectional area of at least a portion of a dispensing path to control fluid flow along the dispensing path and thereby cause the sprayable material to be dispensed in the desired spray pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Homax Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Lester R. Greer, Jr., James A. Tryon
  • Patent number: 8960503
    Abstract: A plastic aerosol container comprises a neck, a support ring, a shoulder, a cylindrical body, a base, a dispensing valve and a cap. The neck further includes a lip and a lip cavity. The support ring protrudes below the lip cavity and above the shoulder. The shoulder supports the neck and aides in preventing deformation of the container. The base further includes legs. The dispensing valve is placed atop the neck and sealed thereto. The cap is placed atop the valve and functions as an actuator to release the contents of the can.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Inventor: Atef Gabr Soliman
  • Patent number: 8950636
    Abstract: Holder for beverage, including a container manufactured substantially from plastic, provided with a neck, wherein in an inner space of the container liquid is provided and on or in the neck a valve is provided, through which valve extends a dispensing apparatus, wherein the valve is fixed in or to the neck and wherein a pressure device is provided for pressurizing the liquid in the container, wherein in or on the neck an element is suspended which at least partly extends in the inner space of the container and at least partly surrounds the dispensing apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Heineken Supply Chain B.V.
    Inventor: Bernardus Cornelis Johannes Landman
  • Publication number: 20150034682
    Abstract: An aerosol container has a mouth centered on an axis. A plastic valve plate is fitted to and tightly attached to the mouth and has a disk formed with an outlet centered on the axis. An outlet valve is carried on the valve plate and has a housing holding a movable valve element. A rigid extension is integrally formed on the disk around the hole, projects axially into the container, and forms a cavity in which the housing of the valve is fitted. A seal is fixed in the cavity between the housing and a surface of the extension forming the cavity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2014
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Inventors: Kerstin SELING, Walter FRANZ
  • Patent number: 8940283
    Abstract: Disclosed herein a cosmetic composition for treating keratin fibers, for instance, human keratin fibers such as the hair, comprising, in a cosmetically acceptable medium, at least one cationic poly(vinyllactam) polymer, at least one fatty alcohol, and at least one polyol with a molecular weight of greater than 80.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: L'Oreal
    Inventor: Cecile Bebot
  • Publication number: 20150014366
    Abstract: An adapter for a container includes a bracket having an annular sidewall and at least one projection extending interiorly from an external surface of the sidewall, wherein the at least one projection includes a sloped surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2014
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Applicant: S.C. JOHNSON & SON, INC.
    Inventors: Scott W. Demarest, Donald J. Schumacher, Christine D. Beilstein, Dirk K. Nickel
  • Patent number: 8905268
    Abstract: The invention relates to a wax dispenser for dental technology comprising: a wax reservoir in the shape of a hollow tube which contains a liquid wax therein; a nozzle which is disposed on the front end of the wax reservoir and which is in fluid communication with the wax reservoir; a heater which heats wax to keep wax contained in the wax reservoir in liquid state; an air-pressure supplier which increases the pressure in the wax reservoir by the introduction of air from the outside in a pressurization mode and decreases the pressure in the wax reservoir by the discharge of air to the outside in a depressurization mode; and a dispenser actuator comprising a wax passage which allows the wax reservoir to be in fluid communication with the nozzle, and a passage open/shut device arranged to open and shut the wax passage to discharge wax contained in the wax reservoir through the nozzle in the pressurization mode and to introduce wax from the outside to the wax reservoir through the nozzle in the depressurization m
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Hummer Co., Ltd
    Inventor: Hong-Sub Shin
  • Publication number: 20140352675
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an apparatus (10) for pressurizing a first substance, such as a liquid, gas or particulate material, to a pressure substantially equal or similar to the pressure of a second substance, i.e. a reference substance. The pressure of the reference substance may be transient so the pressure of the first substance must be varied accordingly. The present disclosure includes a bladder (71) disposed within a sealed can (40), an inlet passage (24a) in communication with the interior (41) of the can and an outlet passage (26a) in communication with the interior of bladder (71). The reference substance may be directed into the interior (41) of the can (40) via the inlet passage (24a) and pressurizes the bladder (71) and thus the first substance stored therein, thereby causing the first substance to be expelled via the outlet passage (26a) with a pressure substantially corresponding to that of the reference substance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2012
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Inventor: Paul J. Smith
  • Publication number: 20140339269
    Abstract: A packaging for filling and extraction of carbonated beverage, preferably draught beer and beer, with addition of an appropriate gas for beverages with low solubility in the carbonated liquid, preferably nitrogen, and the said gas be deposited directly into the filling packaging and filling in contact with carbonated liquid, without being stored in external recipient or in internal device pressure regulator of the packaging, and said packaging include a body (10) provided with a hole where is positioned an extractor valve (20) coupled in a siphon tube (30) sized for the release of carbonated beverages without excessive foaming, whose siphon tube (30) presenting reason between measure diameter of siphon (30) and the respective measure of length up to 2.0%.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2012
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Inventor: Gustavo Foresti Fezer
  • Patent number: 8887953
    Abstract: An aerosol system for dispensing sprayable material in a desired spray pattern comprises an aerosol assembly and an outlet assembly. The outlet assembly comprises an actuator member, at least one flexible outlet member supported on the actuator member such that at least one pair of edges defined by the at least one flexible outlet member overlap, and a movable member supported on the actuator member to define an actuator assembly. The movable member is displaced such that the movable member acts on the at least one flexible outlet member to deform the at least one flexible outlet member to alter an effective cross-sectional area of at least a portion of a dispensing path to control fluid flow along the dispensing path and thereby cause the sprayable material to be dispensed in the desired spray pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Homax Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Lester R. Greer, Jr., James A. Tryon
  • Patent number: 8870036
    Abstract: A dispensing apparatus for use with a pressurized container having a push valve. The dispensing apparatus includes an enclosure adapted to enclose at least a portion of the pressurized container. A pour actuator is movable between a released position and an actuated position, and controls a plunger. When the pour actuator is moved to the actuated position, the plunger depresses the push valve of the pressurized container to permit contents of the pressurized container to be dispensed out of the dispensing apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: Koolatron Corporation
    Inventors: Arun Kulkarni, Leonardo Aldana
  • Patent number: 8870029
    Abstract: A heating and dispensing apparatus has a first portion defining a main, active reservoir for the molten material to be dispensed. A second portion has a heater and a seat for pre-heating a supply of replacement molten material. The main reservoir is pressurized, such that molten material therein is urged to flow out the outflow passageway when the valve is opened. The apparatus includes a heated receptacle support structure positioned to hold a disposable receptacle underneath the outflow. The outflow is mounted to the lid of the main reservoir, and can be cleaned when the lid is removed. The outflow outlet and the receptacle support structure are both located in exposed positions to facilitate cleaning. The pre-heat, main reservoir, outflow, and receptacle support structure are heated by a single heating system, by thermal conduction. The outside of the unit is kept substantially free of unnecessary obstructions to facilitate cleaning.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Inventors: Mileta Stanojlovic, Dragica Stanojlovic
  • Publication number: 20140309674
    Abstract: A liquid ejection device that ejects a liquid from an ejection opening includes: an actuator that is stored in a storage container and pressurizes the liquid supplied from outside; an inlet channel that has a curved shape and is connected to a first surface of the actuator, and supplies the liquid to the actuator; and an outlet channel that is connected to the first surface of the actuator and causes the liquid to flow out from the actuator to the ejection opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2014
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Applicant: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hirokazu SEKINO, Hideki KOJIMA, Takeshi SETO
  • Publication number: 20140294742
    Abstract: Anti-plaque dental treatment compositions are useful in treating and/or preventing formation of dental plaque and biofilm. The anti-plaque compositions are configured for daily application to a patient's teeth in order to inhibit dental plaque formation and generally include a peroxide-based anti-bacterial compound, xylitol in an amount so as to provide a bacteriostatic effect, and an aqueous gel carrier comprised of water and at least one thickening agent into which the anti-bacterial compound and xylitol are dispersed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2012
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Inventors: Dan E. Fischer, Peter M. Allred
  • Patent number: 8844765
    Abstract: An outlet assembly for an aerosol assembly comprises a valve assembly and a metering member. The valve assembly comprises a valve housing, a valve stem defining a stem inlet and a stem outlet, a valve spring, and a valve seal. Movement of the valve stem from a first stem position to an intermediate stem position disengages the valve stem from the valve seal such that fluid is allowed to flow into the stem inlet and out of the stem outlet. The valve stem displaces the metering member from a first metering position to a second metering position as the valve stem moves from the first stem position to the intermediate stem position. Movement of the valve stem causes the valve stem to move relative to the metering member such that the metering member covers the stem inlet to prevent flow of fluid into the stem inlet and out of the stem outlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Inventor: James A. Tryon
  • Patent number: 8839993
    Abstract: Beverage dispensing apparatus comprising a self-regulating flow rate control means (5). It comprises: A pressurized container (30, 31) containing a beverage to be dispensed; A dispensing duct (1) defined by at least one wall and bringing in fluid communication the liquid beverage contained in the container through a first opening (1a) with the exterior via a valve (35) and out of a second opening (1b), for drawing beverage out of the container. At least a section (3) of the wall defining the dispensing duct is resiliently flexible and is such that its inner surface, facing the interior of the dispensing duct, is exposed to the pressure, P1, reigning in the duct at that level, and its outer surface, facing out of the duct is exposed to a pressure, P2, substantially equal to the pressure reigning in the container, the resiliently flexible section (3) being suitable for maintaining a substantially constant dispensing flow rate over a given range of operating pressure values, P2, in the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: Anheuser-Busch Inbev NV
    Inventors: Daniel Peirsman, Stijn Vandekerckhove
  • Publication number: 20140276354
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides biophotonic materials and methods useful in phototherapy. In particular, the biophotonic materials of the present disclosure include a cohesive matrix, and at least one chromophore, wherein the at least one chromophore can absorb and emit light from within the biophotonic material. The biophotonic materials and the methods of the present disclosure are useful for promoting wound healing and skin rejuvenation, as well as treating acne and various skin disorders.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: KLOX Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Remigio Piergallini, Nikolaos Loupis
  • Publication number: 20140263431
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a fluid reservoir (21), said fluid reservoir (21) comprising at least one first cavity (29) and one second cavity (30) in fluidic communication with each other and adapted to accommodate fluid (7), the fluid reservoir (21) further being connected to a fluid-container system (7, 8, 9, II, 22), a fluid consumer (5) in fluidic communication with at least the second cavity (30), a pressurization system (I, 2) adapted to generate a substantially constant pressure, and a vacuum system (58, 59, 60) adapted to generate a pressure below ambient pressure. The invention further comprises a fluid-supply system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2012
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: LUMENIS LTD.
    Inventors: Per Nilsson, Rolf Andersson
  • Patent number: 8833615
    Abstract: The invention relates to a single use container for pressurized liquid, in particular beer, comprising a receptacle providing a storage volume for the liquid, a top attachment unit which is arranged on top of the receptacle, and a fitting which is arranged sealingly in a filling hole that is formed in the receptacle for the feeding and tapping of liquid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Ardagh MP Group Netherlands B.V.
    Inventors: Werner Neukirch, Hans Peter Sauer
  • Publication number: 20140255373
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an alpha-alkoxysilane-terminated prepolymer preparable by reaction of at least one polyether polyol, of a polyisocyanate and of an alpha-alkoxysilane having at least one isocyanate-reactive group, said polyether polyol having a weight average of 500 to 7000 g/mol and having ethylene oxide and propylene oxide units, the proportion of ethylene oxide units being up to 50% by weight based on the polyether polyol. The invention further provides a process for preparing an inventive alpha-alkoxysilane-terminated prepolymer, a composition, a multicomponent system and a spray can comprising an inventive alpha-alkoxysilane-terminated prepolymer, and also a moulding obtainable by polymerization from an inventive alpha-alkoxysilane-terminated prepolymer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2012
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Applicant: Bayer Intellectual Property GmbH
    Inventor: Jan Schönberger
  • Patent number: 8826688
    Abstract: To provide a beverage dispenser capable of appropriately and smoothly supplying a supercooled beverage. According to the present invention, there is disclosed a beverage dispenser including a beverage supply circuit 7 which supplies a carbonated beverage to the outside a primary cooling device 13, a secondary cooling device 30, and a heat exchanger 16 for supercooling which allows these components to cool the carbonated beverage flowing through the beverage supply circuit 7 into a supercooled state at a temperature of a solidifying point or less. The heat exchanger 16 supplies the carbonated beverage in the supercooled state to release the supercooled state in the outside, and the carbonated beverage on standby for serving in a portion of the beverage supply circuit 7 cooled by at least the heat exchanger 16 for supercooling is maintained in an unsaturated state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: The Coca-Cola Company
    Inventors: Yoshihisa Tachibana, Takashi Nishiyama, Kazuhide Saito, Kazuaki Mizukami, Hiroyuki Hashimoto, Hiroshi Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 8827122
    Abstract: Described is a plastic aerosol device having a vapor tap valve orifice and an aqueous product composition containing a non-flammable hydrofluorocarbon propellant and a flammable alcohol solvent. The composition can additionally contain a alcohol co-solvent such as triethylene glycol and a quaternary antibacterial agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: The Clorox Company
    Inventors: Stephen R. Dennis, Rashda K. Khan
  • Patent number: 8822552
    Abstract: A spray can product capable of preventing leakage where used or stored in a tilted or an inverted position, and keeping good safety and liquid retention even where a flammable liquefied gas is used. The spray can product is formed by filling a spray can having an ejection opening with a liquefied gas and an absorbing body for retaining liquid, and the absorbing body is composed of an assembly of cellulose fibers containing at least 45 mass % of fine cellulose fibers having a fiber length of 0.35 mm or less. The absorbing body compressed into a block-shaped configuration corresponding to that of the spray can is accommodated within the spray can while defining a space on the side of an ejection opening, and a lid-like member is provided between the space and the absorbing body to protect a surface of the absorbing body in a gas permeable manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignees: NKK Co., Ltd., Showa Denko Gas Products Co., Ltd., Japan Petroleum Exploration Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Toshifumi Hatanaka, Masaki Okada, Kiyotaka Miyata, Teruo Miura
  • Patent number: 8820587
    Abstract: A connector is described that is capable of reducing an amount of liquid remaining in a container when the liquid is drawn out therefrom. The connector includes a connecting unit having a threaded portion that is screwed onto a container-side threaded portion; a main body coupled so as to have a common a central axis with the connecting unit, and a siphon tube that is secured to the main body and that extends to a bottom portion of the container. The connecting unit and the main body are connected so as to be capable of relatively rotating about the central axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Surpass Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takashi Imai, Koichi Abe