Axial Discharge Patents (Class 222/525)
  • Patent number: 10196185
    Abstract: A bottle push-pull aseptic dispenser cap comprising a guide-body having a reference axis and designed to be coupled to the mouth of a bottle; the guide-body being provided with a tubular shaped inner chamber closed at the bottom, and with through openings designed to place the inner space of the bottle in communication with the inner chamber. The cap further comprises a shutter-nipple which is coupled in an axially sliding manner to the guide-body so as to translate axially inside the inner chamber along the reference axis, between a retracted position, in which the shutter-nipple closes the through openings in a fluid-tight manner, and an extracted position, in which the shutter-nipple projects cantilevered outwardly from the guide-body and disengages the through openings so as to be able to receive, from the latter, said beverage through said inner chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Acqua Minerale San Benedetto S.P.A.
    Inventor: Enrico Zoppas
  • Patent number: 10112746
    Abstract: Detachable dispensing systems for containers are provided that include a handling portion having an outer ring configured to selectively secure and, alternatively, remove the handling portion about a dispensing opening of the container and an inner ring defining a circular aperture within the handling portion, a hollow rigid member slideably disposed within the circular aperture and selectively positionable between a recessed position and, alternatively, an extended position, and an extendible spout at least partially disposed in the hollow rigid member and connected to the hollow rigid member, in which the extendible spout is configured to dispense a pourable material from the container through the distal opening when the handling portion is engaged about the dispensing opening of the container. Material containers are also provided that include a container having a dispensing opening and the detachable dispensing system selectively connected to the container about the dispensing opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: GBS Holdings LLC
    Inventor: Bryan Justin Robert Crosby
  • Patent number: 10099826
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a pourer comprising a tubular body which is able to be attached to a container and a pouring spout accommodated within the tubular body and reversibly movable relative to the tubular body between a retracted position and an extracted position. The pouring spout has a pouring lip conformed to define a pouring orientation and the tubular body and the pouring spout are coupled together by coupling means that are able to guide the movement of the pouring spout relative to the tubular body between the retracted and extracted positions and prevent rotation of the pouring spout relative to the tubular body to hold the relative angular position of the pouring lip with respect to the tubular body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Guala Closures S.p.A.
    Inventors: Fabio Testa, Marco Giovannini, Luca Viale
  • Patent number: 9983082
    Abstract: A volute mechanism for a blower, the mechanism including: a volute (1), the volute (1) including a cavity (11) and a first through hole (12); and a manometric interface (2), the manometric interface (2) including a second through hole (21) inside. The cavity (11) is arranged inside the volute (1) for accommodating a wheel. The manometric interface (2) is disposed in the first through hole (12) and is movable along an axial direction of the first through hole (12). The second through hole (21) and the cavity (11) are in communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: ZHONGSHAN BROAD-OCEAN MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Wei Lei, Xiongcheng Wang, Song Jia, Xianjun Liu, Yunyi Luo, Wenbo Yang, Jianhua Zeng
  • Patent number: 9895166
    Abstract: The invention resides in a filter apparatus configured for use in the evacuation of smoke and other contaminants from a laparosurgical operating site incorporating an integral variable flow control mechanism. The apparatus can have a housing having an inlet and an outlet, and configured to allow fluid communication between the inlet and outlet, and a filter component arranged between the inlet and the outlet for filtering surgical smoke. A structure is provided having an aperture for providing a channel for fluid flow between the inlet and outlet. A closure is also provided and is configured to releasably engage with the structure. The housing is configured to be movable, in relation to the closure or the structure, between (i) a first position in which there is fluid communication between and through the channel and (ii) a second position in which the structure and the closure engage to inhibit fluid flow through the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: Laprosurge Ltd.
    Inventor: Geoffrey Galley
  • Patent number: 9738410
    Abstract: A fluid transport container is described that comprises a wall and a valve assembly. The wall defines a hollow cavity and an aperture that extends across the wall. An extendable tube is moveable to extend out from the hollow cavity. A biasing member is provided to extend the extendable tube from the hollow cavity. The valve assembly can move between an open position and a closed position to control the flow of fluids from the container. Optionally, a trigger assembly is coupled to the valve assembly to move the valve between the open and closed positions. The trigger assembly comprises a trigger shaft that extends through the wall, to provide a trigger handle that is accessible from outside the hollow cavity. Optionally, the container includes a handle that extends away from an exterior surface of the wall and the trigger handle is positioned between the handle and the wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: 0901601 B.C. LTD.
    Inventors: Conrad H Wilkins, Stephen Michael Pears
  • Patent number: 9522769
    Abstract: Push-pull closure for a drink container comprising a body element which comprises a through-opening and a fastening device, with which it may be sealingly and releasably connected to an opening of the drink container, a mouthpiece which may be axially displaceably inserted into the through-opening of the body element and which comprises at least one locking portion which may engage behind the through-opening of the body element, and a locking element which may be releasably attached to the inner face of the body element facing the drink container, the locking element being arranged so that the locking portion of the mouthpiece may not adopt a position in which it does not engage behind the through-opening of the body element, when the mouthpiece is inserted into the through-opening and the locking element is attached to the inner face of the body element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2016
    Assignee: MAPA GMBH
    Inventors: Eckhard Itzek, Bjoern Frederik Seidler, Ralf Holschumacher
  • Patent number: 9439523
    Abstract: A closure is for a container, for example a beverage container. In some examples the closure comprises an outer portion connectable to an opening of the container, an axially actuatable inner portion having a sealing member for restricting fluid flow through the closure with the inner portion in a first position and allowing fluid flow through the closure with the inner portion in a second position axially displaced relative to the outer portion, and an annular membrane connecting the outer and inner portions and configured to provide a returning force to resiliently bias the inner portion towards the first position. A beverage container comprises a closure. A method is for operating a closure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: SmartSeal AS
    Inventors: Kjetil Naesje, Kyrre Fredriksen, Rune Knutsen
  • Patent number: 9060592
    Abstract: A liquid-dispensing container includes a housing and a poppet mounted to the housing and movable along an axis between an open position and a closed position. The poppet includes a base portion comprising a relatively rigid material and an elastomeric portion comprising an elastomeric material having a tensile elastic modulus less than the elastic modulus of the rigid material. The elastomeric portion can include an outer section engaged with an outer surface of the base portion and an inner section integrally formed with the outer section and forming a self-closing valve. In one construction, the self-closing valve includes a cylindrical section having a tapered wall thickness. Preferably, the outer section includes a circumferential seal (e.g., a groove) and a circumferential clearance adjacent the circumferential seal. The outer section can further include a retention cleat having a retention surface at an acute angle relative to the axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2015
    Assignee: SPECIALIZED BICYCLE COMPONENTS, INC.
    Inventor: Mark Brosius
  • Patent number: 9010572
    Abstract: The invention relates to a tip seal (10) for an adapter (1) and such an adapter (1) for a pressurized dispensing container comprising a viscous foamable solution, said adapter (1) comprising a tube (11) in connection with said container and conveying the into foam converted viscous foamable solution towards said tip seal (10), said tip seal (10) comprising a core part (101) with an at least partially open proximal end (101a) and at least partially open distal end (101b), said core part (101) at least partially being inserted into said tube (11) at said proximal end (101a); and a cap part (102) which is movably connected with said core part (101) at said distal end (102b) of said core part (101) between an open position and a closed position of said tip seal (10), wherein said cap part (102) comprises a closure element (1021) which is adapted for closing off said at least partially open distal end (101b) of said core part (101) in said closed position of said tip seal (10).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Altachem N. V.
    Inventors: Jordi Demey, Felix Oeser, Oskar Pittl
  • Publication number: 20150001261
    Abstract: The present invention provides a slider valve assembly for connection to a spout of an aseptically-packaged flexible container for filling and dispensing flowable material. The slider valve assembly comprises a cap member, a valve member, and an outlet member. The cap member has a central opening and is adapted to be secured to the spout of the container. The valve member defines one or more side openings in communication with a central bore, is slidable within the central opening of the cap member and is lockable into a closed or open position. The outlet member is detachably engaged to the valve member and is used for actuating the valve member. The outlet member also defines a hollow interior portion which is in communication with the central bore of the valve member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2014
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Inventor: James W. Johnson
  • Patent number: 8844775
    Abstract: An adapter for a pressurized dispensing container containing a viscous foamable solution includes a dip tube in connection with the container and arranged for conveying the viscous foamable solution towards a tip seal. A tip seal for use with the adapter includes a core part with an at least partially open proximal end and at least partially open distal end. The core part is at least partially inserted into the dip tube at the proximal end. A cap part is movably connected with the core part at the distal end of the core part between an open position and a closed position of the tip seal. The cap part comprises a closure element adapted for closing off the at least partially open distal end of the core part in the closed position of the tip seal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Altachem NV
    Inventors: Jordi Demey, Felix Oeser, Oskar Pittl
  • Publication number: 20140252038
    Abstract: An “anti-drip” cap for a deformable bottle including a base, connecting with the bottle, covered by a cover, including an outlet opening, the cap being movable between a sealing and locking configuration corresponding to a first angular position and a low vertical position of the cover, an intermediate configuration for venting the cap by an escape element corresponding to a second angular position and the low vertical position of the cover, and a dispensing configuration of the cap corresponding to the second angular position and a high vertical position of the cover in which the outlet opening is released, the cap passing from the intermediate configuration to the dispensing configuration once the cover is moved by the pressure of a product supplying the base, and returning to the intermediate configuration when the cover is returned under the effect of an elastic return element interposed between the cover and the base.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2012
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Applicant: MAITRISE & INNOVATION
    Inventor: Daniel De Rosa
  • Publication number: 20140158718
    Abstract: An adapter for a pressurized dispensing container containing a viscous foamable solution includes a dip tube in connection with the container and arranged for conveying the viscous foamable solution towards a tip seal. A tip seal for use with the adapter includes a core part with an at least partially open proximal end and at least partially open distal end. The core part is at least partially inserted into the dip tube at the proximal end. A cap part is movably connected with the core part at the distal end of the core part between an open position and a closed position of the tip seal. The cap part comprises a closure element adapted for closing off the at least partially open distal end of the core part in the closed position of the tip seal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2013
    Publication date: June 12, 2014
    Inventors: Jordi DEMEY, Felix OESER, Oskar PITTL
  • Patent number: 8746515
    Abstract: A closure for a container has an upper part (1) that can be connected to the container. The upper part (1) has an opening (2) and an outer hollow body (3). An inner hollow body (4) is arranged coaxially in the outer hollow body (3) with an intermediate space therebetween. A lower part (7) in the form of a hollow body can be displaced longitudinally in the intermediate space. A plug (5) is held coaxially in the lower part (7) and opens or closes the opening as the lower part (7) is displaced longitudinally in the intermediate space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Sartorius Stedim Biotech GmbH
    Inventors: Shahmir Fatherazi, Gerhard Greller, Oscar-Werner Reif, Magali Barbaroux, Michael Bates
  • Publication number: 20140144949
    Abstract: A dispensing closure having a closure body and an insert member for dispensing a product from a container. The insert member includes a base and a sealing tube. The base is configured and arranged for seating within an open end of the product container. The sealing tube extends upwardly from the base. The sealing tube has a sealing tip portion at an upper end thereof. The sealing tube further includes one or more baffles spaced apart along the sealing tube. Each of the baffles positioned along a different horizontal axis to restrict direct flow of a product out of the dispensing closure. In operation, the closure body moves relative to the relative to the insert member between a closed position to prevent a baffled flow product to exit the exit orifice area and an open position to allow a baffled flow of product to exit the exit orifice area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2012
    Publication date: May 29, 2014
    Applicant: MWV SLATERSVILLE, LLC
    Inventors: Clifford Skillin, Patrick Brannon
  • Publication number: 20140091113
    Abstract: The current invention relates to an ice slurry delivery system including a bottle, a valve including a conduit defining an inlet port and an outlet port, wherein the inlet port and outlet port are each adapted to provide one or more openings, at least one opening at each port having a cross sectional area of at least substantially 80 mm2, and a stopper portion, wherein the stopper portion and conduit move relatively between a stopped configuration, in which the inlet port is in sealing contact with the stopper portion, and an open configuration, in which the inlet port is removed from the stopper portion to provide a fluid pathway of at least 80 mm2 between the stopper portion and the inlet port; and a lid adapted to connect directly or indirectly to the bottle and wherein the lid is adapted to receive at least a portion of the valve to provide a fluid pathway between a first side of the lid and a second side of the lid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2013
    Publication date: April 3, 2014
    Inventors: Graham Brewster, Paul Laursen, Lincoln Sell
  • Patent number: 8662360
    Abstract: In a liquid distributor, a valve seat is hollow axially with a connection part in the lower end. The valve bonnet can axially move relative to the valve seat, and has a liquid outlet and a cylinder housing part. The valve plug is in a fluid outlet chamber, comprising a valve plug main body, a plug and valve plate part. The valve plug main body is hollow axially and the bottom with the inner wall of the central passage seals. The plug is molded in the head of the aforementioned valve plug main body and a transversal outlet is formed between the plug and the valve plug main body. The valve plate part radially extends and is molded in the upper end of the valve plug main body; the elastic piece is arranged in the fluid outlet chamber. The invention further discloses a container provided with the liquid distributor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: Yuyao Tirrit Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jianjun Yuan
  • Patent number: 8646663
    Abstract: A fluid container is disclosed. The container includes an enclosure for containing liquid and a first closure member. The first closure member is in the form of a fluid discharge assembly which includes a selectively removable valve body mounted for movement between an open position to permit flow of liquid from the enclosure and a closed position to prevent flow of liquid through the fluid discharge assembly. In addition, the closure includes a cap member mountable to a container, and the cap member defines a product outlet passage. The valve body is disposed for movement within the outlet passage between an open position to permit flow of product through the passage from said container and a closed position to prevent flow of product through the passage. The valve body is selectively removable from the outlet passage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Inventor: Robert A. Heiberger
  • Publication number: 20140001207
    Abstract: A dispensing cap sealingly mountable within the throat of a beverage container has an open-bottomed flow tube connected to a surrounding skirt by a resilient diaphragm, forming a storage chamber surrounding the flow tube. An annular base cap at the base of the flow tube is releasably engageable with the skirt to close off the bottom of the storage chamber. A downward force applied to the flow tube will resiliently deform the diaphragm and downwardly disengage the base cap from the skirt, thus releasing the contents of the storage chamber into the container. The flow tube extends above the storage chamber and terminates in a flow assembly having a cap sleeve movable between a closed position and a “consume” position in which the contents of the container can flow through the flow tube and out an opening in the cap sleeve.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2013
    Publication date: January 2, 2014
    Inventors: Anita DYRBYE, Dave DYRBYE, Mike CLAERHOUT
  • Patent number: 8574510
    Abstract: In some aspects, an analyte sensor is provided for detecting an analyte concentration level in a bio-fluid sample. The analyte sensor has a base with first and second ends, a concave recess in the first end, a second end receiving surface, and a sidewall extending between the ends. An electrode may be provided on the receiving surface with an electrochemically-active region coupled to the electrode. A conductor in electrical contact with the electrode may extend along the sidewall and may be adapted to be in electrical contact with a first contact of an analyte meter. Manufacturing methods and systems utilizing and dispensing the analyte sensors are provided, as are numerous other aspects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignee: Bayer Healthcare LLC
    Inventors: Igor Gofman, Robert S. Sams
  • Patent number: 8567647
    Abstract: A multifunctional sealing device for a valve structured for opening of a discharge conduit by virtue of upstream-directed movement of a sealing body relative to the discharge direction. The distinctive characteristic of the invention is that the sealing body is of a radially flexible arrangement; wherein the discharge conduit is provided with at least one storage seal seat for sealing reception of the sealing body when the valve is in a storage mode, and also at least one utility seal seat for sealing reception of the sealing body when the valve is in a closed utility mode; wherein the at least one utility seal seat is provided upstream of the at least one storage seal seat; and wherein both the storage seal seat and the utility seal seat are structured for sealing against the sealing body during downstream-directed movement of the sealing body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: SmartSeal AS
    Inventors: Kjetil Naesje, Kyrre Delin Fredriksen
  • Patent number: 8534510
    Abstract: A closure for a container, and a container incorporating the same, that minimizes or eliminates leakage between the closure and the container holding the liquid. The closure provides a liquid sealing system that allows irregularly shaped closure tops to be used without sacrificing the effectiveness of the liquid seal. In one embodiment, the closure includes a plurality of struts disposed within an annular space that receives a neck portion of the container to create a seating plane that corresponds to a plane formed by the rim of the neck portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Assignee: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventors: Michael Parra, Jeffrey Mayers, James David Faulkner, Elaine Casey, Bruce Cummings, Corrine Elstow, Sam Lucking, John Lamb
  • Patent number: 8517223
    Abstract: A two stage grease gun with a handle capable of being actuated by a user is provided. The gun includes a high volume/low pressure piston for delivery of grease at a high volume and low pressure. A high pressure/low volume piston for delivery of grease at a high pressure and low volume is also included. Acutation of the handle by the user causes both pistons to move. A by-pass check valve is present and is configured to actuate based upon a backpressure. The by-pass check valve is not actuated by the user and effects the amount of grease dispensed by way of the high volume/low pressure piston. An associated method is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2013
    Assignee: International Specialties Services, Inc.
    Inventor: Richard M. Hulden
  • Patent number: 8499971
    Abstract: A dispenser for a bottle that is adapted to contain a consumable beverage. The dispenser may be reusable to facilitate easy use and last minute selection of flavoring component for a consumable beverage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2013
    Assignee: Cool Gear International, LLC
    Inventors: Donna Roth, Henry Roth, Marco Wo
  • Patent number: 8499985
    Abstract: A vented automatic dispending cap for use with a flexible container may generally include a body and a retainer cap attached to the body. A pressure chamber is formed between the body and retainer cap. A set of resilient spring members spaced around the body holds the retainer cap against the body, which seats a valve within a dispensing hole extending through the cap. When the container is squeezed, product in the container may be forced into the pressure chamber expanding the pressure chamber and unseating the valve, thereby allowing product to exit the dispensing opening. A lip seal around the upper circumferential edge of the body prevents fluid from leaking out of the sides of the chamber but allows air to enter the chamber for venting the flexible container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2013
    Inventors: Robert A. Lehmkuhl, Jeffrey A. Harding, Marc A. Briere
  • Patent number: 8479943
    Abstract: A sheet-material piercer (1) for a container closure (2) of the push-pull type is of essentially rotationally symmetrical design and can be inserted into the container closure (2) in the direction of the axis of rotation of symmetry (R) such that it can be displaced axially independently of the push-pull part of the container closure (2). The sheet-material piercer (1) is in one piece and has at least one sealing formation (16, 17, 18) which is likewise of rotationally symmetrical design and is arranged between an actuating end (13) and a piercing end (14). The sealing formation (16, 17, 18) is designed for sealing and latching contact with the container closure (2). Also proposed is a container closure (2) for a container (3) with a so-called push-pull closure and such a sheet-material piercer (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2013
    Inventor: René Wilhelm
  • Patent number: 8474665
    Abstract: A re-sealable spigot includes a cylindrical structure configured to be attached to a liquid receptacle. The cylindrical structure is formed with a stem having an upper portion, a base portion, a top in coaxial arrangement with the upper portion, and a cap having a hollow receiving portion shaped as a multi-sided geometrical element, the cap sealing the cylindrical structure to the liquid receptacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2013
    Assignee: Sports Pouch Beverage Co., Inc.
    Inventor: Gilbert Arvizu
  • Patent number: 8459512
    Abstract: A re-sealable spigot includes a cylindrical structure configured to be attached to a liquid receptacle, wherein said cylindrical structure further comprises a stem, having an upper portion and a base portion, and a top in a coaxial arrangement with said upper portion of said stem, and a cap having a hollow receiving portion shaped as a multi-sided geometrical element, wherein said cap seals said cylindrical structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Assignee: Sports Pouch Beverage Co., Inc.
    Inventor: Gilbert Arvizu
  • Patent number: 8454567
    Abstract: Multi-conduit connector apparatuses for use in negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) apparatuses to wound dressing, and methods for installing multi-conduit connector apparatuses in NPWT apparatuses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2013
    Assignee: KCI Licensing, Inc.
    Inventors: Justin Alexander Long, Aidan Marcus Tout, Larry Tab Randolph, Christopher Brian Locke
  • Patent number: 8434649
    Abstract: A dispenser for a paint container having an access opening. The dispenser includes a main lid which is attachable to the paint can access opening and includes a threaded stem. A flow restrictor is threadably mounted to the threaded stem so that rotation of the flow restrictor relative to the stem axially displaces the flow restrictor along the stem. A turret is rotatably mounted to the main lid and includes a dispensing opening. The turret is mounted to the main lid so that the turret is locked against axial movement but freely rotatable relative to the main lid. The turret includes at least one axially extending slot which slidably receives an outwardly extending tab from the flow restrictor so that rotation of the turret axially displaces the flow restrictor along the stem.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2013
    Assignee: Dedoes Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Sebastien Gouverneur, Scott Boboltz
  • Publication number: 20130074448
    Abstract: A liquid pouring device for bottles comprises a tubular body (2) defining a longitudinal axis (X) and having an axial cavity (3) open at the ends for the passage and pouring of the liquid contained in the bottle (B), anchorage means (13, 16) of the tubular body (2) to the neck (N) of a bottle (B), a pouring spout (4) slidably inserted in the cavity (3) in order to be moved between an inoperative position completely contained in the cavity (3) and an operative position in which it has at least one longitudinal end portion (5) projecting outwardly of the cavity (3) for allowing the controlled pouring of the liquid. The longitudinal end portion (5) in operative position is inclined by a predetermined inclination angle (a) with respect to the longitudinal axis (X) in order to define a selective orientation for the spout (4) during the pouring of the liquid. An orienting apparatus for capping plants is also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 26, 2011
    Publication date: March 28, 2013
    Applicant: ANTICHE DISTILLERIE RIUNITE S.R.L.
    Inventor: Nicola Dal Toso
  • Patent number: 8376186
    Abstract: A fluid dispenser device has a container filled with two concentric squeezeable tubes that has two concentric threaded outlets. The two threaded outlets are secured to an internal cap that has fluid passages for both outlets and external threaded sections for engaging the inner shell and an outer shell. The internal cap also has two barrier members on its outer walls that engage with the inner shell's sliders that releasably engage the inner shell in its open or closed positions. The inner shell threadingly engages a conduit unit that when lowered closes the fluid passages with projecting stubs and when raised opens those passages to allow dispensation from the container. The external cap has internal splines that engages the internal cap's external grooves. When the external cap is removed, the internal cap is rotated which in turn rotates and raises the conduit unit which opens the valves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2013
    Assignee: Yonyu Plastics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Teng-Huei Wang
  • Patent number: 8336744
    Abstract: The flow limiting bottle cap secures to a container having a threaded neck and allows a user to select an open or a closed position without removing the cap from a container. Additionally fluid from within a container, when poured, forms multiple separate streams in laminar flow. The cap provides a pattern of conically shaped holes for passing of fluid. Each hole has edge conditions for adjusting the flow relative to pouring. The cap opens by raising an upper portion and closes by lowering the upper portion or by rotating the upper portion to expose the holes and closing by rotating oppositely to block the holes. Knurling upon the perimeter of the upper portion aids the user. An internal seal also excludes atmospheric communication to reduce spoilage of fluids within a container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Inventor: David L. Griffin
  • Patent number: 8323582
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a device for quantitatively supplying a liquid in a plasma sterilization system. The device includes a quantitative cylinder, a quantitative piston and a quantitative basket. The quantitative cylinder includes a quantitative inlet pipe, which is configured such that the outlet of a liquid container is inserted thereinto, and a liquid in the liquid container is vertically supplied to the quantitative cylinder, and a quantitative outlet pipe, which is configured such that the liquid is vertically drained from the quantitative cylinder. The quantitative piston is configured to rectilinearly reciprocate in the quantitative cylinder, and is provided with a quantitative transfer depression, which is formed in the leading end thereof to a predetermined depth. The quantitative basket is configured to quantitatively receive the liquid according to the rectilinear reciprocation of the quantitative piston.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Human Meditek Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jung Suek Ko
  • Publication number: 20120273521
    Abstract: A liquid dispensing and sealing structure includes a dispensing unit having a liquid inlet and a liquid outlet communicated with the liquid inlet, and a blocking member having a fixation portion fixed to the dispensing unit, a blocking portion separatably blocking the liquid outlet of the dispensing unit, and at least one elastic deformable connection portion connected between the fixation portion and the blocking portion. Whether the liquid outlet is blocked for sealing or opened for dispensing the liquid from the liquid inlet is determined by a position of the blocking portion. In addition, the blocking portion is provided with an air permeable portion in communication with the liquid outlet, such that the ambient pressure and the inside pressure of a container connected with the liquid dispensing and sealing structure can be balanced.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2011
    Publication date: November 1, 2012
    Inventor: Race WU
  • Patent number: 8292103
    Abstract: The container closure (1) includes a flange (2) having an inlet opening (2p) and an outlet tube (2a) having a thread (2b) arranged after the inlet opening (2p) in the outflow direction and includes a rotary closure (3) with an outlet opening (3p) and with a thread (3i), wherein the two threads (2b, 3i) engage into one another and are aligned such that the rotary closure (3) is rotatable with respect to the flange (2) about an axis of rotation (D) and is displaceably mounted in the direction of the rotary axis (D), wherein the flange (2) includes a sealing lip (2i) projecting towards the axis of rotation (D) which forms the inlet opening (2p) extending concentric to the axis of rotation (D), wherein the rotary closure (3) has a spigot (3a) arranged concentric to the axis of rotation (D) which is arranged in the outflow direction after the inlet opening (2p) and wherein the spigot (3a) and the sealing lip (2i) are designed mutually matched so that the spigot (3a) which can be displaced in the direction of the a
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: capArtis AG
    Inventor: Mario Weist
  • Publication number: 20120187157
    Abstract: The invention discloses a liquid distributor, comprising a valve seat, a valve bonnet, a valve plug and an elastic piece. The valve seat is hollow axially so as to form a central passage, and is provided with a connection part in the lower end thereof. The valve bonnet can axially move from the first position to the second position relative to the valve seat, and is provided with a liquid outlet and a cylinder housing part. The valve plug is arranged in a fluid outlet chamber, comprising a valve plug main body, a plug and valve plate part. The valve plug main body is hollow axially so as to form a central flow passage communicated with the central passage. Moreover, the bottom of the valve plug main body is in sealed contact with the inner wall of the central passage. The plug is molded in the head of the aforementioned valve plug main body and a transversal outlet is formed between the plug and the valve plug main body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2011
    Publication date: July 26, 2012
    Inventor: Jianjun Yuan
  • Patent number: 8220671
    Abstract: An apparatus according to the present invention provides a fluid pour spout including a plunger having a variable position for controlling the flow of fluid therethrough. Also provided is a fluid container having a fluid pour spout including a plunger having a variable position for controlling the flow of fluid therethrough, the spout being at least partially integrally formed with the container or removably coupled thereto. A further apparatus according to the present invention is a lid including a fluid pour spout including a plunger having a variable position for controlling the flow of fluid therethrough, the lid being removably coupleable to a fluid container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Assignee: Trico Corporation
    Inventors: Daniel Gundrum, Nicholas Scherer
  • Patent number: 8171973
    Abstract: A nozzle for dispensing molten thermoplastic material includes non-circular outlets spaced apart from one another in a predetermined pattern. The nozzle may be used to dispense patterns of adhesive that form closed geometric shapes, such as for use in making hermetic seals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2012
    Assignee: Nordson Corporation
    Inventors: Charles P. Ganzer, Edward C. Taylor, Leslie J. Varga
  • Patent number: 8141700
    Abstract: A dispensing cap system for dispensing a supplement material through a bottle neck opening and into the bottle. An exemplary embodiment includes a cap member configured for connection to beverage bottle necks of different sizes. A seal member is arranged to provide a liquid seal against the neck opening. A valve member passes through a storage member attached to the cap member, and is configured for movement between a storage position and a dispensing position, in which passage is permitted of the supplement material from the storage member into the bottle. A nipple member may be positioned over the valve member to allow the bottle contents to be utilized or consumed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2012
    Assignee: Tap The Cap, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher H. Y. Simonian, Jeannine Simonian, Ian J. Fettes
  • Patent number: 8123087
    Abstract: A fluid container may have a body that defines a void for receiving a fluid. A neck extends outward from the body, and a spout the spout is at least partially located within the neck. The spout is movable between a retracted position and an extended position. When the spout is in the retracted position, a majority of the spout is located within the neck and the fluid is prevented from flowing out of the container through the spout. When the spout is in the extended position, however, the spout extends outward from the neck and the fluid is free to flow out of the container through the spout. An exterior surface of the spout may be at least partially formed from a deformable material, and a protrusion in the neck contacts the material and extends into the material to form a seal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2012
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Terrence Joehnk, Scott C. Holt, Timothy A. Clark
  • Publication number: 20120012617
    Abstract: A squeezable bottle is disclosed. The squeezable bottle includes a pliable bottle skin, an outlet and a spinal assembly within the pliable skin, for providing longitudinal rigidity along an elongated axis of the bottle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2010
    Publication date: January 19, 2012
    Inventors: Yoram GILL, Roee BIGGER, Yariv SADE, Arik YUVAL
  • Patent number: 8092847
    Abstract: A body (60) of hard candy is formed on a tubular stem (32) that extends from a reservoir/handle (12) in which an edible fluid (72) is contained. The outer end (36) of the tubular passageway (32) is open. A cover (70) is provided. It has an open end (71) which engages a base wall (40) and holds the cover (70) to the base wall (40). The cover (70) includes an end wall (74) which includes a plug (78) which enters into the end (60) of the tubular stem (32) when the cover (70) is installed. When the cover (70) is removed, a consumer may lick the candy (70) and may squeeze the reservoir/handle (12) to express edible fluid (72) out from the reservoir/handle (12), through the passageway (32) and into the consumer's mouth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2012
    Inventor: Pak Nin Chan
  • Patent number: 8083055
    Abstract: A dispensing cap system for dispensing a supplement material through a bottle neck opening and into the bottle. An exemplary embodiment includes a cap member configured for connection to beverage bottle necks of different sizes. A seal member is arranged to provide a liquid seal against the neck opening. A valve member passes through a storage member attached to the cap member, and is configured for movement between a storage position and a dispensing position, in which passage is permitted of the supplement material from the storage member into the bottle. A nipple member may be positioned over the valve member to allow the bottle contents to be utilized or consumed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2011
    Assignee: Tap the Cap, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher H. Y. Simonian, Jeannine Simonian, Ian J. Fettes
  • Patent number: 8083108
    Abstract: A dispensing cap for a beverage container constitutes a one-piece moulding of plastic material including a first circular section tubular portion for connection to the mouth of a liquid container and a second circular section tubular portion carrying a radially projecting circumferential flange, one end of the first tubular portion being connected to one end of the second tubular portion by a resilient, annular, integral web in which one or more flow openings are formed, the first and second tubular portions being coaxial and relatively movable in the axial direction between an open and closed position. The moulding further including two half shells of semi-cylindrical shape, the upper edge of each is integral with and sealed to the circumferential flange, the lower edge forms a sliding seal with the first tubular portion, whereby within the two half shells, there is a liquid flow space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2011
    Assignee: Carbonite Corporation
    Inventors: Matthew Eric Smith, Karl Mondszein
  • Patent number: 8033429
    Abstract: The dispensing device for single use includes a multicomponent cartridge with a closure and a mixer. The cartridge and the mixer form an interconnected unit and the closure, arranged between the outlets of the cartridge and the inlets of the mixer, is configured as a valve arrangement in order to establish a connection between the cartridge outlets and the mixing elements of the mixer after performing a relative movement between the mixer and the cartridge or syringe. In certain embodiments of the invention the connection is effected by rotation of the mixing unit relative to the cartridge, and in other embodiments of the invention by axial displacement of the mixing unit relative to the cartridge. This results in a disposable dispensing unit that can be economically produced and is particularly easy to use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2011
    Assignee: Sulzer Mixpac AG
    Inventor: Wilhelm A. Keller
  • Patent number: 8033433
    Abstract: A dispensing nozzle for a container with a long tapered nozzle body has a narrow tapered dispensing end and a wider base end. A passage for fluid runs from the base end to the dispensing end and through an outlet. The dispensing nozzle has a removable cap that fits over the dispensing nozzle when in the closed position which closes the dispensing nozzle's outlet with a penetrating plug located on the interior of the cap. The cap has a narrow closed end that has the penetrating plug on its interior side and the cap has a wider open end. The cap fits onto the nozzle in a tight fit when closed. The invention contemplates that the fluid in the container is strong glue, so that hardened glue makes removing the cap difficult. To solve this problem, the nozzle and the cap have two distinct sets of ramps that provide the initial separating force to twist the cap with respect to the nozzle in order to remove the cap easily and allow dispensation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2011
    Assignee: Locite (R&D) Limited
    Inventors: David J. Gibson, Geoffrey F. Seymour
  • Patent number: 8016159
    Abstract: A closure for a container having an opening includes a base cap and an overcap that form a chamber adjacent the opening which is sealed from the contents of the container by a frangible membrane having an inclined line of weakness and by a hinge member having a pocket extending downward adjacent lower and upper terminuses of the line of weakness. The overcap includes a cutting member received within the pocket that severs the line of weakness upon substantial rotation of the overcap with respect to the base cap. A pushing member may cooperate with a cam member to deflect open the membrane upon severance. The pocket may include a stop for the cutting member. The base cap may include a cylindrical structure having an upwardly inwardly projection member to form a seal with an thickened upper portion of the overcap skirt to protect against penetration into the chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2011
    Assignee: Portola Packaging, Inc.
    Inventor: Mike Xiaoli Ma
  • Patent number: 8011534
    Abstract: A dispenser for a bottle that is adapted to contain a consumable beverage. The dispenser may be reusable to facilitate easy use and last minute selection of flavoring component for a consumable beverage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2011
    Assignee: Cool Gear International, LLC
    Inventors: Donna Roth, Henry Roth, Marco Wo