With Trap Chamber Cutoffs Patents (Class 222/425)
  • Patent number: 11517505
    Abstract: A medication delivery apparatus including a container and a paired delivery device removably attached to the container, wherein a fluid passageway between the container and the delivery device permits fluid medication to be transferred from the container to the delivery device to then be dispensed from the delivery device. The delivery device is rotatable between first and second operative positions with respect to the container, the first operative position for filling the delivery device with a predetermined dosage of a liquid medication and the second operative position for dispensing the predetermined dosage from the delivery device. The first and second operative positions of the delivery device may correspond with respective inverted and upright positions of the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2022
    Assignee: Parenteral Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Michael A. Creaturo
  • Patent number: 10638824
    Abstract: A cosmetics carry system include a carrier that has an elongate body with openings at the opposite ends of the elongated body. At each end there are retaining features to non-permanently retain a small container of product in each end of the carrier. The containers can include a cap having an applicator that extends into the container. The retaining features are designed to allow the user to change the containers carried in the carrier so that the user can, for example, match color for lip gloss and nail polish. The carrier is a permanent member that can have decorative artwork on the outside, while the containers that are carried in the carrier can be disposable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Inventors: Lawrence Perl, Harriet Hoffman
  • Patent number: 10051942
    Abstract: A container for carrying cosmetic product comprises a central container with first and second openings, the first opening configured to accept a first vial and the second opening configured to accept a second vial wherein the first opening and the second opening are substantially the same size, and wherein the first vial and the second vial are substantially the same size; and two caps, each cap having an open end and a closed end, the cap designed to accept a cap insert into the open end, wherein the cap insert comprises a rod, wherein the rod is configured to accept an applicator tip, and wherein the rod is configured to be inserted into the vial when the cap is placed over the first opening or the second opening of the central container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: Tight Line Cosmetics LLC
    Inventor: Jessica Golding
  • Patent number: 8276791
    Abstract: An exemplary feed copper, configured for introducing plastic granules into a heating cylinder of an injection molding machine, includes a feed duct, a guiding duct communicated with the feed duct, and a sleeve. The sleeve movably wraps around the guiding duct, and have a lateral through hole for conforming with the lateral opening, such that the plastic granules can be accessible via the guiding duct when the lateral through hole is aligned with the lateral opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chien-Feng Huang
  • Patent number: 8191737
    Abstract: An apparatus for storing, dispensing, and measuring dry granular and powdered materials with an adjustable measuring cup device to which the apparatus may be removably attached for separate use, the measuring cup device capable of accurately measuring a desired volume of the materials dispensed from the apparatus, a main housing having a container reservoir for storing the materials to be dispensed, a housing compartment for housing the measuring cup device therein; a dispensing hole in between the container reservoir and the housing compartment, and a dispensing disc with an outwardly extending lever for opening and closing the dispensing hole for filling the measuring cup device. A preferred embodiment includes the filling hole of the top wall includes a removably attached air-tight lid for covering the container reservoir and to help preserve the freshness of the materials stored in the container cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2012
    Inventor: Cheryl Fortes Schneider
  • Patent number: 8042708
    Abstract: A dispenser for a refrigerator is provided that increases a usable space of a storage compartment of the refrigerator. The dispenser includes a chute which receives contents from an inside of the refrigerator and discharges the contents to an outside through an opening provided on an end of the chute. A cover selectively opens or shuts the opening. A first unit causes the cover to slide relative to the opening so as to open or shut the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2011
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Kyung Han Jeong, Seong Jae Kim, Dong Jeong Kim
  • Patent number: 7621427
    Abstract: A device in an automatic machine feeds metered quantities of a paste substance to be introduced into containers by a filling nozzle. In the device, a central body has a bore defining a cylinder closed at top by a cap, and a parallel inlet channel leading to the bore through an inlet aperture. An inlet conduit block is fastened to the central body and connects the inlet channel with a hopper. An exhaust conduit is fastened to the central body and connects an outlet aperture, made in the cylinder, with a conveying device associated to a filling nozzle. A piston having a longitudinal groove is slidingly inserted in the cylinder. A power apparatus moves and rotates the piston along the cylinder, so as to bring the groove to face respectively the inlet opening, during a suction step with a downward motion of the piston, and the outlet aperture, during a delivery step with an upward movement of the piston.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2009
    Assignee: Marchesini Group S.p.A.
    Inventor: Giuseppe Monti
  • Patent number: 6923191
    Abstract: Dispensing device of washing agents for a household washing machine, in particular a dishwasher, said dispenser having at least a tank for a liquid washing agent and an arrangement for dispensing a dose of said liquid washing agent, wherein this arrangement comprises: a passage, being adapted to put the inside of the tank in hydraulic communication with a discharge outlet for said liquid washing agent; first plugging means, act on said passage and capable of taking a first position due to which the washing agent cannot reach said discharge outlet, and a second position due to which the washing agent is able to reach said discharge outlet; actuating means producing actuation of said first plugging means. According to the invention, controllable safety means act along said passage are provided, which normally operate for preventing washing agent downflow from said tank to said passage, independently from the position or state of the first plugging means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2005
    Assignee: Eltek S.p.A.
    Inventors: Daniele Cerruti, Stefano Belfiore
  • Patent number: 6733256
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device for producing consumables, especially filled chocolates that consist of a coated filling. The aim of the invention is to provide a device for feeding substances of the consumables to nozzles in a controlled manner. To this end, the device is provided with pumps that comprise pump pistons in a pump chamber and at least two pump chambers are located in a pump housing one on top of the other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2004
    Assignee: KMB Produktions AG
    Inventor: Josef Guido Knobel
  • Patent number: 6453917
    Abstract: A dispensing device for dispensing liquid detergent in dishwashers is provided in which the detergent is fed into the wash area of the dishwasher only after the second actuation of the actuating member. This is achieved by providing: a barrier on the discharge side for the detergent in the operating position, which barrier is sequenced to follow a supply chamber. A return opening is provided to return the retained detergent in the fill position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2000
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2002
    Assignee: Aweco Appliance Systems GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Guenter Biechele
  • Patent number: 6419130
    Abstract: A container that can dispense a small amount of the contents has a body (10), a dispenser (20), a tube (30) and a cover (40). A baffle (24) is integrally formed in the dispenser (20) to close the opening between two ends of the dispenser (20). A tubular protrusion (25) integrally protrudes from the baffle (24) to form a passage between the two ends of dispenser (20). The tube (30) is adjustably inserted into the tubular protrusion (25) to define a first passage between the tube (25) and the cover (40). The cover (40) has an outlet (43) defined in the cover (40). A wall (42) extends downward from the cover (40) to define a U-shaped second passage between the first passage with the outlet (43). Consequently, a small amount of the contents can be poured out of the container, and the dispensed quantity of the contents is adjustable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2001
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2002
    Inventor: Antony Chen
  • Patent number: 6357627
    Abstract: A metering device (2) for a storage container (1), the storage container (1) having an attachment piece (21) on which the metering device (2) is secured, the metering device (2) having a closure piece (4) which can be activated by means of a closure lid (3) and which is in operational engagement with the closure lid (3) in such a manner that when the closure lid (3) is opened, the closure piece (4) closes the outlet opening of the storage container (1), whereas when the closure lid (3) is shut, the closure piece (4) frees the outlet opening of the storage container (1), the metering device (2) having, prior to its first use, an integrally connected sealing element in the area of the outlet opening of the storage container (1), and the closure piece (4) having means (24) for establishing a liquid-perneable connection between the storage container (1) and the metering device (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2000
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2002
    Assignee: Compo GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Mathias Pasbrig, Gisela Fockenbrock, Oliver Langlois, Gerard Fani, Johannes Hins
  • Patent number: 6068165
    Abstract: A premeasured dispensing bottle cap consists of an inner sleeve and an outer sleeve. The inner sleeve is adapted for engaging the neck of a bottle. The walls of the inner sleeve define a measuring chamber which holds a premeasured volume of liquid. The outer sleeve has a dispensing outlet with a hinged lid. The inner sleeve and the outer sleeve have ports for the flow of fluid from the bottle to the inner sleeve, and from the inner sleeve to the outer sleeve and the dispensing outlet with the bottle in an inverted position. The flow is such that with the outer sleeve in a fill position, liquid flows from the bottle to fill the measuring chamber in the inner sleeve, but not into the outer sleeve, and with the outer sleeve in a dispensing position, liquid flows from the measuring chamber through the outer sleeve and dispensing outlet, but not from the bottle to the inner sleeve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 1999
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2000
    Inventors: Denis A. Minihane, Martin Haverty
  • Patent number: 5799833
    Abstract: A fluid composition dispensing system employs a pair of bulk supplies of fluid components which communicate through air-actuated pumps to measurement and dispensing reservoirs. Each of the reservoirs has an associated float switch which is operative to inhibit operation of the associated pump when the reservoir is filled with a desired quantity of fluid component. A dispensing valve assembly is interposed between the two reservoirs to allow for dispensing from the reservoir at predetermined dispensing rates. A mechanical valve assembly has a linkage which is configured to allow the slower flowing fluid to pass through a larger valve orifice such that the dispensing rates of the two fluids are the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 1996
    Date of Patent: September 1, 1998
    Assignee: ABC Dispensing Technologies
    Inventors: Thomas S. Green, Eric G. Hilston
  • Patent number: 5542583
    Abstract: A system and method for storing coffee beans in a vacuum environment and dispensing them into an external environment at atmospheric pressure is provided. An upper valve selectively passes coffee beans from a hopper to a metering chamber when open and forms an airtight seal between the metering chamber and the hopper when closed. A lower valve selectively dispenses the coffee beans from the metering chamber when open and forms an airtight seal between the metering chamber and the external environment when closed. An actuator mechanism synchronously operates the upper and lower valves to establish and maintain a vacuum environment in the hopper while dispensing an accurate quantity of coffee beans on demand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 1994
    Date of Patent: August 6, 1996
    Assignee: Brother's Gourmet Coffee, Inc.
    Inventors: Samuel R. Boyer, Michael Sitz, Paul Svaldi
  • Patent number: 5513779
    Abstract: The metering device for supplying precisely measured amounts of any viscous or pasty substance comprises a main body (10) in which there is disposed an adjusting socket (12). A stopping pin (13), and a metering piston (17) are disposed opposite one another in the socket, thus bounding a movable metering chamber (4). The main body also contains an admission duct (14) and an ejection duct (15). By means of at least one control unit (31), the metering piston can be displaced, and actuating means (20) permit the stopping pin and the piston to be displaced simultaneously relative to the main body in order to free the access either to the admission duct or to the ejection duct. The main body, the stopping pin, and the metering piston constitute an interchangeable module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 1994
    Date of Patent: May 7, 1996
    Assignee: Hormec Technic SA
    Inventor: Leon Reich
  • Patent number: 5407105
    Abstract: A measuring and dispensing device for liquids is disclosed. The device includes a first element for holding a measured quantity of liquid to be dispensed; a second element which is slidably coupled to the first element and which has slits for allowing the liquid to flow therethrough; and a third element which includes a first tubular part adapted to be connected to the container and a second tubular part coupled to the first element which defines a central dispensing duct and an annular measuring chamber. The second and third elements are manufactured in a single molded piece and are provided with a flexible element for facilitating or guiding the first element into the second element and for retaining the same therein in slidable relation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 1994
    Date of Patent: April 18, 1995
    Assignee: Taplast SRL
    Inventor: Evans Santagiuliana
  • Patent number: 5407104
    Abstract: A dosing device for liquid is provided which includes an upper element having a predosing chamber and an integral cap; an intermediate element which cooperates with the upper element and which connects to the neck of the container; and a sliding dosing element which receives a preselected dose from the dosing chamber and which discharges the dose through an outlet duct in the upper element. The intermediate element has wing-like portions which project downwardly and guide the slidable dosing element along a path axially of the dosing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 1994
    Date of Patent: April 18, 1995
    Assignee: TAPLAST SRL
    Inventor: Evans Santagiuliana
  • Patent number: 5242661
    Abstract: An apparatus for the direct fluorination of solid particles of polymeric resins capable of being fluorinated in which the solid particles are contacted by a flow of a mixture of fluorine and carrier fluid in a solid-gas reactor. In the solid-gas reactor, the fluid flow continuously agitates or fluidizes the solid particles to maintain the solid particles in motion. The degree of motion of the solid particles is a function of the linear velocity of the fluid and of the physical properties of the solid particles such as the solid bulk density, particle size, geometry of the solid particle, and adhesion or agglomeration of solid particles. The solid-gas reactor can be arranged with single or multi-reactors in batch or continous mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 1991
    Date of Patent: September 7, 1993
    Assignee: Liquid Carbonic, Inc.
    Inventor: Gregorio Tarancon
  • Patent number: 5184760
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a metered side dispensing cap system for containers such as tubes and the like. It includes a chamber unit having an inlet opening in the bottom for flow of a material from a squeezable container into the chamber. The chamber unit has an outlet opening on a sidewall located near the bottom for dispensing material from the chamber in a metered amount. A one-way valve located in the inlet opening on the bottom of the chamber unit permits flow of material through that opening and prevents backflow of material. A piston mechanism moves upwardly and downwardly within the chamber. The piston mechanism is capable of upward movement by material entering the chamber unit when a squeezable container is squeezed and material enters the chamber unit through its inlet opening. The piston is capable of downward movement when its wide top is pushed downward, so as to dispense material through the sidewall outlet opening of the chamber unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 1991
    Date of Patent: February 9, 1993
    Assignee: Primary Delivery Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Jack Weinstein, Kenneth P. Glynn
  • Patent number: 5150666
    Abstract: A feeding device comprises an element operable with a feed conveyor for dispersing food to an organism. The element comprises an upper chamber for receiving food and a lower chamber for dispersing food. The upper chamber is connected to the conveyor for receiving food therefrom. The upper chamber is also connected to the lower chamber so that food in the upper chamber can flow into the lower chamber. A valve is mounted for shifting between a filling position for allowing food to flow into the lower chamber, and a dispersing position for allowing dispersion of the food from the lower chamber while preventing food from flowing from the upper chamber to the lower chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 1991
    Date of Patent: September 29, 1992
    Assignee: CTB, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy W. Momont, Charles R. Bird
  • Patent number: 5025952
    Abstract: There is disclosed herein several gas resupply valves for replenishment of lost gas in gas lasers in general and argon ion lasers in particular. The first embodiment uses a valve which controls flow of gas into a metering volume. The metering volume has an aperture therein which is microscopically small and which has a diffusion constant for gas moving through the aperture which is less than the time the valve is held open. The second embodiment uses the same general structure, but separates the soft sealing member of the valve from the solenoid core which moves to open and close the valve. The soft sealing member is attached to the valve body and supported above a valve seat surrounding the opening of the metering volume. The third embodiment uses a thin diaphragm which overlies a flat surface of the valve body in which are formed an input port and an output port. A solenoid applies pressure against the diaphragm to cause it to flatten against the flat surface thereby sealing the valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 1989
    Date of Patent: June 25, 1991
    Assignee: Spectra-Physics, Inc.
    Inventors: Lee Carlson, Mike Green, Mike Miller, Rudy Nissen, Steve Sheng
  • Patent number: 5012957
    Abstract: A dispenser apparatus for accurately and repeatedly dispensing predetermined quantities of a flowable material in a continuous rapid succession. The dispenser apparatus includes a durable valve for controlling the flow of the flowable material, particularly granular flowable material. A ventilation system is also provided for preventing ambient moisture from causing the granular flowable material to absorb moisture and clog the passageways of the dispenser apparatus. The dispenser apparatus can be incorporated into conventional container filling systems that are otherwise limited by the speed with which granular flowable materials can be dispensed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 1989
    Date of Patent: May 7, 1991
    Assignee: Promation Incorporated
    Inventor: Stavros Mihail
  • Patent number: 4805815
    Abstract: A metering dispenser including a metering chamber having an inlet port and an outlet port, an inlet valve for admitting flowable material to the metering chamber through the inlet port, an outlet valve for allowing discharge of the material. To control operation of the inlet and outlet valves, a valve control member is operatively associated with the inlet and outlet valves and is pivotally movable between two extreme limits of pivotal movement which correspond respectively to fill and discharge conditions of the dispenser. A control biasing spring is associated with the valve control member and biases the valve control member towards the one of the extreme limits of pivotal movement corresponding to the dispenser being in the fill condition. An actuator is operative to move the valve control member against the action of the biasing spring. The valve control may be mechanically operative to control operation of the inlet and outlet valves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 1986
    Date of Patent: February 21, 1989
    Assignee: Peter Bayly Associates Australia Pty. Ltd.
    Inventors: Peter K. Bayly, John E. Oretti, Michael J. Mote
  • Patent number: 4776494
    Abstract: A unit dose dispensing collapsible tube adapted to dispense a viscous liquid therefrom includes a collapsible tube portion and a unit dose dispenser. The unit dose dispenser includes a cap member on the collapsible tube portion, and a closure element connected to the cap member. The cap member has an opening therein to provide a path of flow for the viscous liquid in the collapsible tube portion from the collapsible tube portion to the unit dose dispenser, and an indentation therein to define a unit dose-measuring section adapted to hold a unit dose of a viscous liquid. The closure element has a lower surface with a configuration complementary to the bottom surface of the unit dose-measuring section of the cap member and a passageway therethrough in fluid flow communication with the viscous liquid in the collapsible tube portion and the unit dose-measuring section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 1987
    Date of Patent: October 11, 1988
    Assignee: Wheeling Stamping Company
    Inventor: George H. Holoubek
  • Patent number: 4769217
    Abstract: An apparatus for automatically selectively introducing successive samples of a liquid from at least one pressurized line into a receiving funnel having an outlet port and at least one inlet port. The receiving funnel has main receiving chamber for receiving liquid samples and a sensing device is also provided in the receiving funnel for sensing the level of liquid present in the receiving funnel for controlling flow in and out of the funnel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 1985
    Date of Patent: September 6, 1988
    Assignee: Servomex Company
    Inventors: Peter M. Sienkiewicz, Roger Mavrides
  • Patent number: 4530118
    Abstract: A passive dispenser for containing a quality of solution isolated from a body of liquid and for causing a predetermined volume of said solution to issue from the dispenser solely under conditions of gravity flow in response to the level of said body of liquid being lowered from a first elevation to a second elevation, said dispenser adapted for placement at the bottom of said body of liquid, comprising an upper section which is a cuplike member having an open bottom, the lower peripheral edge being an annular channel; a lower section which is a cuplike member having an open top, said cuplike members providing an internal reservoir for storage of cleaning solution formed upon dissolution of a water-soluble cake contained with said reservoir, the top peripheral edge of the lower section being disposed within said annular channel to define a discharge/refill conduit connecting said reservoir with the body of liquid and comprising two chambers in fluid communication with each other, one chamber being adjacent to
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 1983
    Date of Patent: July 23, 1985
    Assignee: The Drackett Company
    Inventor: Randall G. Richards
  • Patent number: 4480341
    Abstract: A passive dispenser adapted for placement in a body of liquid for codispensing a first solution and a second solution in response to a lowering of the level of the body of liquid from a first elevation to a second elevation, the dispenser comprising a first chamber for storing said first solution having an inlet/outlet pathway comprising an interior conduit and an exterior conduit adapted to discharge said solution by siphon flow and further having a vent conduit extending to the atmosphere, and a second chamber for storing said second solution having a refill/discharge pathway comprising a conduit adjacent the chamber and a conduit adjacent the body of liquid and further having venting means, the refill/discharge pathway and venting means being adapted to isolate said second chamber from the body of liquid by means of the formation of air locks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 1982
    Date of Patent: November 6, 1984
    Assignee: The Drackett Company
    Inventor: Randall G. Richards
  • Patent number: 4440323
    Abstract: A device for dispensing metered quantities of fluid from a container. The device comprises a through-flow passageway in which is arranged a valve chamber. A lower valve seat and an upper valve seat delimit said valve chamber. The valve seats are parts of two valve portions and may be closed by a lower and an upper valve body. A pressurizing bulb is arranged to generate a vacuum or excess pressure in the valve chamber. The device operates in the following manner. When the pressurizing bulb is compressed, soap solution is forced through the lower valve seat while the upper valve seat remains closed. When the pressure on the bulb is released, the bulb resumes its original shape and the vacuum thus created draws in fluid through the upper valve seat while the lower seat remains closed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 1981
    Date of Patent: April 3, 1984
    Assignee: Patra AG
    Inventor: Gustav E. V. Benson
  • Patent number: 4342406
    Abstract: A liquid dispenser having an outer tank and an inner tank or trap at the bottom thereof with an inlet from the outer tank features a proportioning device at the inner tank inlet which includes an inverted cup-like member with a floating check ball therein. The parts are arranged so that the check ball offers decreasing impedance to flow from the outer tank into the inner as the liquid level in the outer tank decreases, whereby to provide a substantially constant rate of flow into the inner tank regardless of the liquid level in the outer tank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 1980
    Date of Patent: August 3, 1982
    Assignee: Beatrice Foods Co.
    Inventor: Gerry A. Lee
  • Patent number: 4318500
    Abstract: A measuring and dispensing cap for a container internally divided into two compartments, one compartment being a tubular section in direct communication with the container and its contents and an offset extension from said tubular section; a wall partially dividing said tubular section from said offset extension to compartmentalize the cap; an aperture in the wall of said extension for the emission of flowable materials contained therein and a slide movably covering said aperture whereby when said container is tilted from an upright position flowable material therein passes through said passage section and a predetermined amount passes into said measuring section and is maintained therein when said container is returned to said upright position for emission through said outlet means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 1980
    Date of Patent: March 9, 1982
    Inventor: Robert B. Melikian
  • Patent number: 4019545
    Abstract: A sample fraction collector for sequentially collecting a plurality of samples of uniform volume despite variations in sample flow rate and/or viscosity comprises means defining a sample chamber, an outlet conduit means having a rotatable valve means therein, rack means for sequentially positioning a plurality of individual receptacles beneath a dispensing outlet of said outlet conduit means, a generally U-shaped tube for holding an electrolytic solution with first and second electrode means positioned in one leg and a pressure tube communicating between the other leg and the sample chamber. A control system is actuated by the electrolytic solution contacting both electrode means to energize the rack means to the next position and then to rotate the valve means to the open position for a period of time to drain the sample chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 1975
    Date of Patent: April 26, 1977
    Assignee: Phillips Petroleum Company
    Inventor: James E. Vinatieri