With Plural Openings Or Discharge Guides Patents (Class 222/478)
  • Patent number: 10280058
    Abstract: A container tapping device for use with a container containing liquid contents. The device comprises a proximal end portion, a middle portion, a distal portion and a distal end portion. The proximal portion comprises a proximal surface, a distal surface, and a central bore capable of being in fluid communication with the liquid contents of the container. The middle portion comprises a locking chamber and one or more middle portion orifices, the orifice(s) capable of being in fluid communication with the central bore as well as the liquid contents of the container when the device is engaged with the container. The distal portion comprises a recess in one or more of the faces of the distal portion. The distal end portion comprises a point portion formed by an apex area of the distal portion, the point portion capable of puncturing the container and protruding therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: CLOUD CANDY, LLC
    Inventors: Peter James Pickett, Tyler Mitchell Pickett, Colby Joseph Pace
  • Patent number: 10251499
    Abstract: A beverage container assembly has a container with an opening and a lid that closes the opening. The lid has a mouthpiece that extends laterally outwardly of the container to allow a person's head to remain upright or erect (i.e., minimizing or no head tilt movement) while drinking so as to not impede the user's straight-ahead vision, such as while driving. The mouthpiece is configured so that the container becomes disposed at one side of the nose so that the container is tiltable further as the nose does not interfere with the tilting action.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Inventor: John J. Lopynski
  • Patent number: 10052451
    Abstract: A venturi connector includes a housing having a mixing chamber defined therein and at least one window that is in fluid communication with the mixing chamber and is open to atmosphere to allow air to be entrained into the mixing chamber. The connector includes a nozzle actuator member includes a body having a plurality of discrete nozzles formed therein. The nozzles are defined by different sized venturi orifices through which gas flows, thereby allowing the concentration of the gas delivered to the patient to be varied. The nozzle actuator member is disposed within one window formed in the housing between the gas port and the mixing chamber such that the position of the nozzle actuator member within the housing can be adjusted so as to position one of the discrete nozzles into the gas flow path, thereby controlling the flow rate of the gas into the mixing chamber and ultimately the concentration of gas delivered to the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: AEON RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Sunil Kumar Dhuper, Greg Marler
  • Patent number: 9908669
    Abstract: A lid for a liquid container has a lid wall with a perimeter, a top side surface, and an underside surface. The lid has an anti-glug device carried on the lid wall and positioned to coincide with a dispensing orifice in the lid wall. The anti-glug device has a channel that partly circumferentially surrounds the dispensing orifice. Terminal ends of the channel define a circumferential gap therebetween. One or more air vents are formed axially through a part of the channel and are disposed circumferentially opposite the circumferential gap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: Container Packaging Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Jon Stratton
  • Patent number: 9669972
    Abstract: A container assembly for holding liquids has an interior space and a pour spout including a spout portion carried by and extending from part of the container assembly. The pour spout has an outlet and defines a liquid flow path in fluid communication between the interior space and the outlet. An anti-glug device is carried by part of the container assembly. The anti-glug device has a channel only partly circumferentially surrounding the liquid flow path and has one or more air vents through a wall of the channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: Container Packaging Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Jon Stratton
  • Patent number: 9434601
    Abstract: Devices that assist in transferring liquid from commercially available fuel additive containers into capless fuel system intakes generally include an enlarged mouth portion and a narrower nozzle portion, with the mouth portion detachably engaging with an additive container, and the nozzle portion inserted into a capless fuel system intake, such that the capless fuel system's opening flap is held in the opened position. The mouth of the device includes a plurality of hinge points that permit circumferential enlargement of the aperture, thereby allowing the device to form a substantially leak-proof frictional engagement with the neck of fuel additive containers having different diameters. In this manner devices can be used with almost all additive containers, regardless of the type, size and/or manufacturer. The device may include at least one flexible region on the nozzle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Inventor: William Edward Baker
  • Patent number: 9434597
    Abstract: A spout is disclosed capable of detecting if it is properly “on” or “off” the container according to tilt characteristics of the spout as determined by accelerometer and other sensor data. The tilt characteristics can be applied to one or more sets of coupling criteria, which if met, can provide an indication that the spout is “on bottle” or “off bottle”.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Assignee: Capton, Inc.
    Inventor: Charles J. Brower
  • Patent number: 9284084
    Abstract: A carton for containing at least one article. The carton comprises at least one panel that can form an interior of the carton. The carton comprises at least one protection feature for protecting the articles from breakage. The article protection feature can comprise at least one feature in end flaps of the carton. The article protection feature can comprise an article protection flap foldably connected to the at least one panel. The article protection flap can be moveable between a first position and a second position wherein the article protection flap is folded relative to the at least one panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignee: Graphic Packaging International, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael R. Schmal, O'Neal Alexander, Mark Baldino, Michael Cerio, John Murdick Holley, Jr., Frank N. Moncrief, Raymond S. Kastanek, Colin Ford
  • Patent number: 9266707
    Abstract: Devices that assist in transferring liquid from commercially available fuel additive containers into capless fuel system intakes generally include an enlarged mouth portion and a narrower nozzle portion, with the mouth portion detachably engaging with an additive container, and the nozzle portion inserted into a capless fuel system intake, such that the capless fuel system's opening flap is held in the opened position. The mouth of the device includes a plurality of hinge points that permit circumferential enlargement of the aperture, thereby allowing the device to form a substantially leak-proof frictional engagement with the neck of fuel additive containers having different diameters. In this manner devices can be used with almost all additive containers, regardless of the type, size and/or manufacturer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Inventor: William Edward Baker
  • Patent number: 9162810
    Abstract: The invention concerns a device for the attachment of a figurine with a cylindrical base part onto a beverage bottle. Furthermore, the invention concerns a combination of such a device and a figurine as well as a beverage bottle made of plastic, which forms a sales unit with such a device and such a figurine. In order to enable the figurine to be joined separably to the beverage bottle to form a sales unit in a simple, aesthetical and sales-promoting manner, the device according to the invention comprises a body having means for separable attachment of the figurine and having a recess for holding a screw cap and/or a neck part provided with an outside thread of the beverage bottle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Assignee: PCO Group GmbH
    Inventors: Stefan Lemke, Bernhard Wettlaufer, Goetz Thomas
  • Patent number: 9039988
    Abstract: A set of vertically stackable interacting cartridges for improving the delivery of biocide of a bulk feeder by positioning the stackable cartridges in a stacked condition within a chamber in the bulk feeder wherein the stackable cartridges are maintained in vertical interacting flow alignment with each other to provide enhanced control of the delivery of the biocide carried within each of the stackable cartridges without replacing the control valves of the bulk feeder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: King Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph A. King, Jeffrey D. Johnson
  • Patent number: 9033191
    Abstract: A fluid pumping device is disclosed. The fluid pumping device includes a housing having a front end and a rear end, a fluid discharge opening in the front end of the housing, a pump assembly, a crank assembly rotatably connected to the pump assembly wherein the crank assembly operates the pump assembly, and a fluid storage reservoir connected to the gear housing from which fluid is drawn into the gear housing to be pumped through the fluid discharge opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: DEKA Products Limited Partnership
    Inventors: James L. Jackson, Dean Kamen
  • Publication number: 20150114045
    Abstract: The invention relates to a dispensing arrangement (8) for a household appliance (1) for the care of laundry items, with a dispensing tray (8a) having an upper part (8b) and a lower part (8c) that can be connected thereto, wherein a water inlet flow device with a water-receiving depression is formed in the lower part (8c) and an outlet flow connection (8e, 8f) opening into the water receiving depression is formed on the lower part (8c), wherein the lower part (8c) has a partial channel (8k) of a ventilation channel (8g), the partial channel opening into the outlet flow connection (8e, 8f). The invention also relates to a household appliance (1) with such a dispensing arrangement (8).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2012
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventors: Edwin Bolduan, Andre Sabalat, Marcel Werner
  • Patent number: 9010590
    Abstract: A closure includes a body having an outer skirt configured to be assembled with a container, a deck extending radially inward of the skirt, and a spout extending from the deck in a direction opposite the skirt. The spout surrounds a central portion of the deck that defines at least a first aperture having a front edge substantially flush with a front portion of the spout and a rear edge radially spaced from the rear portion of the spout by a portion of the deck.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: The J.M. Smucker Company
    Inventors: Jason Kallenbach, Phillip M. Rosegrant
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20150090743
    Abstract: A closure (20, 20A) is provided for a container that has an opening to the container interior wherein contents may be stored. The closure (20, 20A) includes the following: (A) a closure body (30, 30A) defining (i) at least one pour aperture (50) that can communicate with the container opening and that can accommodate pouring out of the contents through the pour aperture (50), and (ii) at least one vent aperture (60) that can. communicate with the container opening and that can accommodate the in-venting of ambient atmosphere through the vent aperture into the container; and (B) a lid (32, 32A) for closing the closure (20, 20A). The pour aperture (50) has a curved configuration extending laterally on each side of a central axis line (A) that bisects the closure body (30), and the vent aperture (60) is further defined by a downwardly extending vent tube.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2012
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Applicant: AptarGroup, Inc.
    Inventors: John M. Wisniewski, Christopher A. Danks
  • Patent number: 8985393
    Abstract: A sound producing liquid dispenser has a structure sized and configured to seal an opening in a container, a liquid outlet opening for dispensing liquid from the container, a separate air passageway allowing air to flow between the interior and exterior of the container, and a sound producing mechanism located in proximity to the air passageway. A contoured outer housing covering all or parts of the pour spout, the air introduction tube and the sound producing mechanism may be provided. Various types of sound producing mechanisms are useful, including mechanisms having curved, perforated plates. In particular embodiments, the sound produced during or following a pouring operation sounds like birdsong, and in some embodiments, a contoured outer housing is provided in the form of a bird.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Inventor: Matthew Blake Ellison
  • Publication number: 20150053725
    Abstract: An air-displacing vented dispenser cap for attachment to a dispenser container having a dispenser cap with a liquid dispensing spout outlet and a separate air inlet with a member therebetween defining an air flow passageway to act as a vent for air to enter the inside of the dispenser container on which the dispenser cap would be mounted. By providing an integral air inlet within the dispenser cap, the liquid within the dispenser container can be displaced by air entering the container, such that the flow of egressing liquid will be a smooth flow without the conventional “glug-glug” effect.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2014
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Inventor: Arun Hingorani
  • Publication number: 20150048124
    Abstract: A closure (20, 20A) is provided for a container that has an opening to the container interior wherein contents may be stored. The closure (20, 20A) includes the following: (A) a closure body (30, 30A) defining (i) a pour aperture (50) that can communicate with the container opening and that can accommodate pouring out of the contents through the pour aperture (50), and (ii) at least one vent aperture (60) that can communicate with the container opening and that can accommodate the in-venting of ambient atmosphere through the vent aperture (60) into the container, and (B) a lid (32, 32A) for closing the closure (20, 20A). The pour aperture (50) has an elongate configuration oriented along a central axis line (A) that bisects the pour aperture (50) and closure body (30).
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2012
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Applicant: APTARGROUP, INC.
    Inventor: John M. Wisniewski
  • Publication number: 20150048123
    Abstract: A gravity oriented liquid dispenser includes a container that defines a chamber to contain a liquid. The container has a top including a liquid discharge mouth fluidly coupled to the chamber. The container is arranged about an axis that extends from the top to the bottom of the container. An air vent tube extends through the chamber from a first orifice in communication with the atmosphere at the top of the container to a second orifice near the bottom of the container in communication with the chamber. The first orifice is located between the liquid discharge mouth and one side of the container, and the air vent tube, including the first and second orifices, is located between the axis and the one side of the container and is convex along the axis toward the one side of the container from the first orifice to the second orifice.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2013
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Applicant: FBCA ENTERPRISES, LLC
    Inventor: Joshua W. Frank
  • Publication number: 20140312060
    Abstract: A system for inventory control, verification and accounting for liquids dispensed in smaller doses or portions from larger containers. The system has multiple spouts, each of which controls flow of a liquid from a container in predetermined dosage size. Each dosing spout permits flow of liquid through a liquid outlet tube when the angle of the container is changed such as by tilting for pouring. After a predetermined time, the air inlet tube is closed, which terminates flow of the liquid through the liquid outlet tube. Controls and signaling devices operate the dosing spout, and wireless communications devices and processors record uses of the system of dosing spouts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2014
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Inventors: Richard B. Heatherly, Michael Morton, David Nichols-Roy
  • Patent number: 8857639
    Abstract: A device that assists with equalizing air pressure within a bottle with the atmospheric air pressure as liquid is being poured from the bottle and includes one or more relatively short air tubes. The air tubes are situated with an upper inlet rim of the air tubes located flush with or relatively near the bottle rim. Whether an insert or integrated into the manufacture of a container, the one or more air tubes that extend partially into the container allow air to pass into the container as the liquid exits the container. The pressure equalizer not only minimizes or prevents the common glugging effect, but it allows liquid from a bottle to be poured smoothly at any angle and orientation. A cap incorporating a detachable pressure equalizer is also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Paha Designs, LLC
    Inventor: Benjamin Meager
  • Publication number: 20140263473
    Abstract: An injection closure system includes a bottle containing a product to be distributed and a closure attached to the bottle and including nozzles. Each of the nozzles includes two holes through which the product is distributed from the bottle. The bottle includes a plurality of teeth extending around an outer surface of the bottle and the closure includes a plurality of teeth extending around an inner surface of the closure. When the closure is in a fully attached position on the bottle, the teeth of the bottle contact the teeth of the closure to prevent the closure from being removed from the bottle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: MCCORMICK & COMPANY, INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Tracie L.C. Wilson, James A. Whisenhunt, Darin Pugne
  • Patent number: 8827123
    Abstract: A dispenser having a container for receiving a volume of food dressing, the dispenser comprising a tube extending between a first end portion having a first opening facing the internal space of the container and a second end portion having a distal end with a second opening facing the atmosphere such that the tube defines a passage between the first and second openings for allowing fluid communication between the internal space of the container and the atmosphere, wherein the tube has a first section extending from the first end portion and a second section ending at the distal end, wherein the passage has a first internal taper along the first section and the second section extends along a curve such that the distal end is generally parallel to the longitudinal axis, and wherein, after pouring, when the dispenser is moved back into an upright position by the user, the food dressing remaining in the passage flows back into the internal space of the container without dripping from the second end portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Trudeau Corporation 1889 Inc.
    Inventors: Patrick Mainville, Benoit Orban, Maxime Langlois
  • Patent number: 8820562
    Abstract: A filler neck is equipped with a neck main body having a pipe shaped resin inner layer and resin outer layer, and a retainer made of metal mounted so as to cover the edge part of the neck main body. The resin inner layer and the resin outer layer are made of resin materials for which one layer has superior fuel permeability resistance to the other layer. The resin inner layer has a screw part for screwing into a screw part of a fuel cap on the inner wall of the resin inner layer. The retainer has a seal part for sealing between the gasket, and a round cylinder shaped outer circumference protector part. The lower end of the outer circumference protector part is on plane perpendicular to the center axis of the fuel path. The plane includes the screw part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Toyoda Gosei Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroaki Kito, Atsushi Sekihara, Yoshinari Hiramatsu, Masashi Yamamoto, Noboru Hosoe, Hitoshi Uchida, Masayuki Kajioka
  • Patent number: 8807358
    Abstract: An in-bottle aerator for mixing the oxygen in the air with wine as the wine is poured from its bottle. The aerator has at least one air ingress channel extending from one end of the aerator to the other allowing air into the bottle to displace wine exiting the bottle. Air mixing channels draw air from outside the bottle and direct that air to lateral channels that intersect a central flow channel extending from one end of the bottle to another. The air mixing and air ingress channels are preferably arranged to allow the user to pour and aerate wine at the same time and with the bottle in any orientation about its axis. The aerator may be a separately formed component that can be inserted into the bottle by the bottle manufacturer, by a wine bottler or by an enduser. Alternatively, the aerator may be wholly or partly formed as part of the neck of the bottle. A completely and integrally formed aerator may be formed a part of a plastic wine bottle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Mars Aerator LLC
    Inventors: Joseph Devoy, Brian Whalen
  • Patent number: 8783512
    Abstract: A dosing spout for liquid containers, and a system for inventory control, verification and accounting for liquids dispensed in smaller doses or portions from larger containers. The device controls flow of a liquid from a container in predetermined dosage size by an air tube that permits flow of liquid through a liquid tube when the container is tilted. After a predetermined time, the air tube is closed, which terminates flow of the liquid through the liquid tube. The time interval during which the air tube is open is correlated with the viscosity of the liquid in the container so that a predetermined dosage is dispensed through the dosing spout. Controls and signaling devices operate the dosing spout, and wireless communications devices and processors record uses of the dosing spout.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Inventors: Richard B. Heatherly, Michael Morton, David Nichols-Roy
  • Patent number: 8757145
    Abstract: An ejection head cartridge and an inhalation apparatus may limit turbulence in an air stream and reduce the likelihood of collisions of ejected drug in an air flow channel so that the drug can be conveyed in a uniform air stream. An ejection head cartridge that is attachable to an inhalation apparatus for ejecting drug for inhalation by a user and has a plurality of ejection ports includes, among end portions continuous to a surface provided with the ejection ports, an end portion parallel to an ejection port array having a shape that guides a part of the air stream generated in the direction orthogonal to the ejection-port providing surface along the surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Takatoshi Tanaka
  • Publication number: 20140144948
    Abstract: A self-ventilating liquid container is provided that comprises a pair of venting channels disposed through the container's spout. A second venting channel of the pair provides increased performance, including improved flow rate and less turbulent liquid flow, because the second venting channel allows more air to flow into the internal volume of the container while providing airflow to different areas within the container. The positioning of a first venting channel and a second venting channel within the container interior and in different locations therein reduces any chance of a vacuum forming within the container during dispensation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2013
    Publication date: May 29, 2014
    Inventor: Daniel John Brausen
  • Publication number: 20140102580
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for making a frozen confection product is provided. The method includes the use of a plurality of nozzles on a product-making machine. The nozzles are rotated while dispensing a frozen confection to create a swirl configuration in a product holder, such as a cone. The nozzles continue to rotate and dispense the frozen confection therefrom while moving from one set of product holders to the next, to continually dispense the frozen confection to fill each additional set of product holders. An additional confection may also be dispensed in the interior and exterior of the frozen confection and/or product holder. Additional stations, such as filling, stomping, freezing, dipping, and wrapping may be also included with the machine, with the product being indexed to the additional stations of the machine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2012
    Publication date: April 17, 2014
    Applicant: Wells Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Dale R. Kass, Michael E. Bilunas
  • Publication number: 20140103077
    Abstract: Fluid transfer interfaces for transferring fluid into or out of vessels, namely flexible polymeric bags. The fluid transfer interfaces have a body for use in connection with a vessel, or combined therewith, one or more apertures extending through the body, and one or more fluid transfer conduits secured to the body by way of a cast seal and extending continuously and axially through the one or more apertures. Also disclosed is a vessel closure having one or more fluid transfer conduits extending through the closure, the fluid transfer conduits affixed to the closure by a cast seal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2013
    Publication date: April 17, 2014
    Applicant: ALLPURE TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventor: Michael A. Zumbrum
  • Patent number: 8678221
    Abstract: A container lid includes a conventional main or pour opening and a vent opening spaced from the main opening. A vent score defines the shape of the vent opening, and a vent panel covers the vent opening. The vent panel has a raised convex shape. The lower surface of the tab handle includes a protruding portion, seen as a concave shaped element when viewed from above the container lid. The protruding portion of the tab handle can be aligned with the vent panel so application of a downward force on the tab handle transfers force to the vent panel and breaks the vent score. The shapes of the vent panel and concave element of the tab handle can be adjusted for selective and controlled force transfer to create the vent opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: Crown Packaging Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Alan Thiemann, Ray Alan Toms
  • Publication number: 20140054316
    Abstract: The invention provides a popcorn butter dispenser comprising an elongate tube having perforations along its length allow butter or flavoring to be evenly distributed throughout an entire container of popcorn as opposed to coating only the kernels on top. This dispenser is able to function equally well with real melted butter as well as flavored oil based toppings. The popcorn butter dispenser is manufactured of suitable materials such as lightweight stainless steel, for example.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2013
    Publication date: February 27, 2014
    Inventors: Vanessa Mazzone Lehman, Carl F. Mazzone, Mark A. Tomassini
  • Publication number: 20140053332
    Abstract: A nozzle assembly for a tap, or faucet, including a first nozzle and a second nozzle arranged side by side. The second nozzle has a flared discharge end which flares outwardly in front of the discharge end of the first nozzle so that the two discharge ends overlap. The nozzle assembly may be incorporated as a self-contained nozzle unit for fitting to a faucet. The nozzle assembly is particularly suitable for faucets designed to dispense water and foam soap separately over the basin of a sink.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2013
    Publication date: February 27, 2014
    Applicant: Dyson Technology Limited
    Inventor: David Stuart COLE
  • Patent number: 8640905
    Abstract: A container includes a container body defining a container cavity, the container includes a container top configured to create at least two container openings via at least partial depression of at least two container portions into the cavity defined by the container body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Inventors: Daniel Robert Gibson, Joseph Frank Snecinski, III, Todd Aaron Epstein
  • Patent number: 8613981
    Abstract: The invention relates to a process for the production of composites, composed of at least one outer layer b) and of an isocyanate-based rigid foam a), where the outer layer b) is moved continuously and the starting material for the isocyanate-based rigid foam a) is applied to the outer layer b), which comprises achieving the application of the liquid starting material for the isocyanate-based rigid foam a) by means of at least one fixed tube c) which has openings f) and which has been placed, with respect to the outer layer b), so as to be parallel to the plane of the outer layer and at right angles to the direction of movement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2013
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Lars Schoen, Roland Fabisiak, Rainer Hensiek, Peter Huntemann, Ruediger Viereck, Maria Thomas, Bernd Schaper
  • Publication number: 20130292493
    Abstract: A system is provided for venting a container used to supply a liquid to a spray coating device. The system may include a container cover having a liquid conduit configured to extend into a liquid container, at least one wall surrounding a buffer chamber configured to separate the interior volume of the container from the exterior environment, a first vent conduit that extends into the buffer chamber, a second vent conduit that extends from the buffer chamber to the liquid container, and at least one check valve coupled to either conduit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2013
    Publication date: November 7, 2013
    Applicant: FINISHING BRANDS HOLDINGS INC.
    Inventors: Daniel F. Marsalek, Marvin D. Burns
  • Patent number: 8567646
    Abstract: A nozzle assembly for a portable fuel can has the following. A cap provision for generally sealing vapors inside a contained volume inside the combined nozzle assembly and portable fuel can. A spout to dispense liquid fuel. A main valve for the liquid fuel which automatically closes in the absence of manual operation. A manual operator for manually and selectively opening the main valve. Porting providing vacuum venting whereby gases are admitted into the contained volume as the liquid fuel level pours out of the can, whereby the vacuum venting allows for gaseous exchange between the can as liquid fuel empties therefrom and the target container liquid-fuel fills in and flushes out gases due to the rising fuel level therein. Wherein the vacuum venting comprising and intake port disposed to provide automatic overflow cutoff. At least one over-pressurization relief break, and at least one under-pressurization relief break.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Inventor: Thomas M. Cray
  • Publication number: 20130248047
    Abstract: A rotary fluid dispenser, comprising: at least a fixed portion (3) provided with an arched window (5) developing from a first end (A) to a second end (B); at least a rotary portion (4) rotating about a predefined axis (x) bearing a plurality of fluid dispensing outlets (6); a treatment zone having an arched development, which is contained in the arched window (5) and extends from a fixed start point (C) to an end point (B) determined by the second end of the window (5); means (9) for varying the initial angular position of the arched window (5) with respect to the pre-defined axis (X) in such a way as to vary the extension of the treatment zone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2012
    Publication date: September 26, 2013
    Applicant: GEA PROCOMAC S.P.A.
    Inventor: Claudio Dordoni
  • Publication number: 20130239384
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates generally to a standing foam dispenser, and more particularly, to a foam dispenser with a nozzle assembly having a disposable nozzle adapted for easy removal and replacement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2013
    Publication date: September 19, 2013
    Applicant: Ivex Protection Packaging, Inc.
    Inventor: Alexandre Pie
  • Patent number: 8522535
    Abstract: A breather device A1 for pressure relief includes a breather pipe 121 serving as a fixing part, and an inner pipe 122 serving as a communication part and is provided by the breather pipe 121 with fixation strength enough for securing the breather device A1 to a liquid tank 101. The inner pipe 122 has a vent hole P formed therein for provide fluid-communication between the inside of the liquid tank 101 and the outside thereof in a manner such that an inner surface forming the vent hole P is made of a resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Assignee: Nissan Diesel Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yasushi Osaku, Kiyoshi Fukuda
  • Patent number: 8481230
    Abstract: A liquid tank and a tubular structure for liquid tank capable of suctioning an internal liquid to the last drop even when the tank is tilted to any angle are provided. The tubular structure 40 has a duct line 41 extending from a specific position 41A in the tank body 30 in a direction toward apexes, sides, or faces of the tank body 30. Ends of the duct line 41 are contacted with the apexes, the sides, or the faces of the tank body 30, and have a liquid inlet 41B. Since the inlet 41B is limited to the ends of the duct line 41, flow of the liquid in the tank body 30 has a certain directivity that the liquid enters through only the inlet 41B into the duct line 41, is transported to the specific position 41A, and is suctioned outside. In the tubular structure 40, an inner structure 45 having voids thorough which the liquid passes such as a porous body is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2013
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Jusuke Shimura, Kazuaki Fukushima
  • Patent number: 8459513
    Abstract: A fitment (10) for a bottle (90) is provided. The fitment (10) comprises retaining means (60) for retaining it in a bottle closure (70). The retaining means is movable from a first position in which it engages the closure and a second position in which it does not.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Assignee: Obrist Closures Switzerland GmbH
    Inventor: James Harrower
  • Publication number: 20130075432
    Abstract: A vessel for dispensing a fluid contained therein includes a bottom surface, a side wall extending upwardly from the bottom surface and terminating at an open upper rim, two or more spouts extending outwardly from the side wall and being disposed along the open upper rim and arranged for simultaneously dispensing the fluid from the vessel in use, and one or more raised rim portions. The or each raised rim portion is located between a group of two spouts of the two or more spouts and is adapted to inhibit a flow of the fluid over a central portion of the open upper rim located between the spouts of the group of two spouts in use. Advantageously, fluid can be dispensed from the two or more spouts simultaneously into two or more drinking vessels, thereby saving time when preparing more than one of the same drink.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2012
    Publication date: March 28, 2013
    Inventor: Con Staveris
  • Publication number: 20130056501
    Abstract: A closure (30) is provided for an opening (32) of a container (31) having a container interior (33) where a product may be stored. The closure (30) includes a base (34) having a deck wall (62) overlaying the opening (32), a pouring spout (64) extending along a longitudinal axis (66) from the deck wall (62) to a pouring lip (68) above the deck wall (62), a dispensing port (70) extending through the deck wall (62) and terminating at a location within the pouring spout (64) below the pouring lip (68) to direct product from the opening (32) to the pouring spout (64), and a vent port (74) spaced laterally from the dispensing port (70) and extending from a first orifice (76) in the deck wall (62) to a second orifice (78) located within the pouring spout (64) below the pouring lip (68).
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2010
    Publication date: March 7, 2013
    Inventors: Stacy L. Beilke, John M. Wisniewski, David VandenBerg
  • Patent number: 8387835
    Abstract: The invention relates to an application device for dental materials with a cartridge that has a piston and is destined for receiving the dental material, and with an application nozzle that is attached to an outlet port of the cartridge. A positive or form-fit connection between the cartridge (12) and the application nozzle (14) is formed, and the application nozzle (14) and/or the cartridge (12) have a vent duct (40) whose width or diameter prevents or blocks the dental material from flowing out.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2013
    Assignee: Ivoclar Vivadent AG
    Inventors: Walter Pokorny, Wolfgang Wachter, Klaus Galehr, Gottfried Rohner, Ralf Suffel
  • Publication number: 20130008919
    Abstract: Apparatus for dispensing a flowable substance, e.g., a fluid, has a housing with an indicating chamber, an outlet and two fluid paths from a container, one of the fluid paths to the indicating chamber and the other fluid path to the outlet. The indicating chamber may have indicia identifying, in real time, an amount of fluid that has flowed through the outlet. A shroud-cap may close the outlet and obscure the indicating chamber. Each fluid path includes a respective metered inlet. All the metered inlets are substantially identical in size and shape. Some disclosed shapes reduce surface tension for more accurate readings. A snorkel tube may extend into a container to supply makeup air into the container as fluid is dispensed. An indicating spout for flexible containers is vented to only the exterior of the flexible container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2012
    Publication date: January 10, 2013
    Applicant: PERIMETER BRAND PACKAGING
    Inventors: David Honan, Shane Yellin, Mike Price
  • Patent number: 8302803
    Abstract: A device for selective attachment to a conventional aluminum beverage can with internal liquid-holding pouch. A flavoring, alcohol based, energy drink, a medication, etc. can be contained in the device and mixed with the liquid contained in beverage cans. With the device atop a can and the device and can opened, tilting and pouring the liquid of the can causes liquid within the device to be dispensed and entrained into the stream of the liquid exiting the beverage can. A mixed drink can be provided comprised of the first liquid of the device and the second liquid provided by the can. Substantially uniform concentration of the two liquids is maintained from start to finish. Mixing occurs on an incremental basis and there is no substantial mixing of liquid from the device within the chamber of the can or from the liquid of the can within the cavity/pouch of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: WIX Industries LLC
    Inventors: Russell Jon Greenberg, Christopher Eden Marchant Beardsley
  • Publication number: 20120248150
    Abstract: A soap dispenser can be configured to dispense an amount of liquid soap, for example, upon detecting the presence of an object. Certain embodiments of the dispenser include a housing, reservoir, pump, and nozzle. In some embodiments, the dispenser includes a bypass passage, which can facilitate priming of the pump. In certain embodiments, the dispenser is configured to inhibit or avoid the formation of an air bubble that could obstruct the liquid soap from entering the pump. In some embodiments, the pump includes engaging gears, which can include a plurality of teeth with substantially pointed tips. In certain embodiments, the nozzle comprises a one-way valve, such as a duckbill valve. Some embodiments of the one-way valve are shaped or otherwise configured to provide certain biases to the valve, which can, for example, facilitate rapid opening and closing of the valve.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2012
    Publication date: October 4, 2012
    Applicant: SIMPLEHUMAN, LLC
    Inventors: Frank Yang, David Wolbert, Joseph Sandor, Orlando Cardenas
  • Patent number: 8261953
    Abstract: A resilient unitary beverage container comprises a body portion, a ring portion, and a lid portion. In one embodiment, the body portion comprises a fluid reception cavity and has a first thickness. The ring portion is integrated to the body portion and comprises a second thickness. The lid portion comprises a spout and an opening, with the lid portion having a third thickness and also being integrated to the ring portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Inventor: Craig McSavaney