Nonuse Securing Means Patents (Class 222/530)
  • Patent number: 12006127
    Abstract: Present embodiments relate to an insulating device. More specifically, but without limitation, present embodiments relate to an insulating device that accommodates bottles of differing size and shape by comprising an expandable boot that accommodates bottles of differing size and shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2022
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2024
    Assignee: Rail Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: Casey Davidson, Nicholas W. Adler
  • Patent number: 11897753
    Abstract: A dispenser for discharging beverage can comprise a cock configured to control discharge of the beverage; a lever connected to a rotary shaft of the cock; a rotary valve connected to the rotary shaft and defining a rotary interspace configured to rotate together with the rotary shaft; and a fixed valve fixed to a cock body of the cock and defining a fixed hole configured to not move even when the rotary shaft is rotated; wherein the dispenser is configured to discharge the beverage when the lever is rotated to overlap a position of the rotary interspace and the fixed hole; and wherein the cock is configured to fix the fixed valve at one of a first position and a second position, the second position being different from the first position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Inventor: Mitsuhiro Iwanaga
  • Patent number: 11845648
    Abstract: A tanker truck offloading manifold method. The tanker truck offloading method includes detecting a tanker truck in at least one of a plurality of offloading stations, energizing a blower having an inlet duct coupled to a tank receiving fluid from the plurality of offloading stations, the blower to draw gasses from the tank when at least one tanker truck is offloading at least one of the plurality of offloading stations, de-energizing the blower when no tanker truck is offloading at any of the plurality of offloading stations, energizing a pump having an inlet coupled to the tank when the tank level is above a predetermined high level, and de-energizing the pump when the tank level is below a predetermined low level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2022
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2023
    Inventor: Dean Grose
  • Patent number: 11759535
    Abstract: A same-hand, finger-mounted, and finger-operated hand sanitizer dispensing system with finger-mounted or with remote-mounted fluid reservoir, is disclosed herein. The system is operable without risk of cross-contamination, and is operable by the contaminated hand for self-decontamination. A dispensing pump is mounted on one finger and operated by another finger on the same hand. The dispensing pump draws sanitizer from a reservoir by way of a supply tubing. The reservoir can be mounted on the same finger as the pump or on another finger of the same hand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2023
    Inventor: Mark Crawford
  • Patent number: 11717101
    Abstract: The present invention details a double-drinking-mouth portable cup, comprising a cup body. A cup cover is in threaded connection to the top of the cup body; a groove is formed in the top of the cup cover; and a cup mouth drinking structure is disposed in the groove. For the present invention, by disposing the cup mouth drinking structure and a sucking drinking structure on the top of the cup cover, the cup cover can have double drinking modes, so that the application range of the cup body may be enlarged, the use convenience of the cup body is greatly improved, and the problem that an existing water cup cannot meet the drinking demands in different environments due to relatively single structure and function and only one drinking mouth, so that the application range of the water cup is severely affected is solved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2022
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2023
    Inventor: Yingjie Gui
  • Patent number: 11684187
    Abstract: A drink container including a liquid container having a neck with an opening and having an internal compartment sized to hold a volume of potable drink liquid and a cap assembly removably coupled to the liquid container, the cap assembly including a base removably coupled to the neck of the liquid container and including a through-passage extending through the base, a first catch structure coupled to the base, a mouthpiece assembly including a rigid collar member, a mouthpiece portion extending from the rigid collar member, and second catch structure adapted to be selectively engaged with the first catch structure, and a user release mechanism adapted to automatically disengage the first and second catch structures upon actuation of the user release mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2023
    Assignee: CAMELBAK PRODUCTS, LLC
    Inventors: Jeff Davies, Derek Gavin Sullivan
  • Patent number: 11655076
    Abstract: The invention discloses a liquid transport system and a liner bag and a method of using the same. The liquid transport system includes a intermediate bulk container and a liner bag, wherein the intermediate bulk container includes a base and a side wall mounted to the base, the base is provided with a valve port, and the liner bag includes a liner bag body and a discharge port. The liner bag body is formed by hermetically welding a front panel and a rear panel along the periphery thereof, and the discharge port is hermetically connected to the liner bag body, and the distance between an edge of the discharge port and a weld line of the liner bag body is set to a minimum. The liner bag is placed in the intermediate bulk container and the discharge port of the liner bag is installed in the valve port. The liner bag is arranged in such a manner that after the liner bag is filled, a plane where the weld lines are located is perpendicular to the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2023
    Assignee: SHANGHAI HONGYAN RETURNABLE TRANSIT PACKAGINGS CO., LTD
    Inventor: Zhengwei Fang
  • Patent number: 11618668
    Abstract: A system, apparatus and method for on-demand fueling of vehicles with a mobile, motorized handcart including a cart body coupled with a fuel tank, a plurality of wheels operatively connected to the cart body, the wheels operable with a motorized traction system, a steering handle operatively connected to the cart body and including controls for controlling the motorized traction system, a coupling system for securely coupling the cart body to the fuel tank, a hose and a nozzle, a spill guard surrounding the nozzle, an electric pump for pumping fuel from the fuel tank to the customer vehicle via the hose and nozzle, and a display dock disposed on the cart body, the display dock configured to dock a computing device configured to display fueling parameters based on a customer fuel request received via a communications network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2023
    Inventor: Richard Ferrara
  • Patent number: 11554320
    Abstract: An interactive video game apparatus designed to be operated by an individual's left or right hand whereby the interactive video game apparatus may be placed or positioned in the user's hand whereby once positioned in the user's hand, the user may interact with a virtual reality controller in one receptacle on a handle of the interactive video game apparatus as well as a beverage such as wine, soda, beer, tea as well as a beverage container such as a soda bottle, beer bottle, wine glass positioned in the container of the interactive video game apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2023
    Assignee: Bogie Inc.
    Inventor: Barry Flanagan
  • Patent number: 11511462
    Abstract: A system includes a dip tube, a feed line, and a check valve. The dip tube is inserted through an opening in a source of chemical precursor and into the chemical precursor in the source. A portion of the feed line is located in the dip tube. The feed line passes out of the dip tube. The chemical precursor is capable of flowing out of the source through the feed line in a downstream direction. The check valve is located in the portion of the feed line in the dip tube. The check valve permits the chemical precursor to pass substantially only in the downstream direction. The feed line is coupled to a transfer pump that draws the chemical precursor out of the source through the portion of the feed line in the dip tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignee: Sealed Air Corporation (US)
    Inventors: George Bertram, David Carson, David Christianson, Kenneth John Mierzejewski, Mark H. Salerno, Douglas Walker
  • Patent number: 11510512
    Abstract: A lid assembly for a beverage container is provided. The lid assembly has a lid base, a mouthpiece and a lid dome. The mouthpiece is connected to the lid base and has a first end having a generally flat surface that is provided at an angle to the top surface of the lid base, a second end adapted to receive a straw, and a drink aperture therethrough. The lid dome is pivotally connected to the lid base and pivots between an open position and a closed position. The lid dome has a protrusion that extends from an inner surface of the lid dome. The protrusion has a seal surface at an angle to the top wall to seal against the first end of the mouthpiece to close the drink aperture when the lid dome is in the closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignee: Leapfrog Product Development LLC
    Inventors: Steven N. Pinelli, Jingyan Wang, Glen C. Gilmore, III, Brian M. Clemens, Micaela K. McCabe, Richard E. Ellison, Kurtis M. Sward
  • Patent number: 11472609
    Abstract: The present invention provides a spout unit for dispensing beverage in a beverage container, including a spout and a reinforcement unit overmolded with the spout. The reinforcement unit includes a device for reinforcing interlocking of the reinforcement unit with the spout, for example shut off holes and/or depressions, at least a pair of tabs, and one or more outwardly facing longitudinal grooves. This invention also relates to a lid assembly including the spout unit, and a beverage container assembly including such a lid assembly. Furthermore, this invention provides a method for manufacturing the spout unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: AEGIS GLOBAL RESOURCES (HK) LIMITED
    Inventor: Siu Wah Wong
  • Patent number: 11453184
    Abstract: Provided is a puncture repair kit container that includes a container body including a holding portion that holds puncture repair liquid and an opening portion provided in one end of the holding portion, a cap mounted on the opening portion, a hose connected to a connecting portion provided in the cap, and an engaging portion that is provided in an outer surface of the cap and that engages the hose in an unused state by causing the hose to extend along a periphery of the cap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Assignee: The Yokohama Rubber Co., LTD.
    Inventor: Takumi Sekiguchi
  • Patent number: 11396407
    Abstract: A container lid can include: a body having an opening formed therethrough and a thread pattern formed thereon for mating the container lid to a container; a cap rotatably coupled to the body, the cap configured to rotate between a sealed position in which the cap seals the opening and a released position in which the cap does not seal the opening; a button disposed on the body, the button configured to release the cap from the sealed position, causing rotation of the cap to the released position, upon activation of the button; and a locking mechanism operably coupled to the button, the locking mechanism configured to linearly translate in a horizontal direction with respect to the body between a locked position in which the locking mechanism prevents the activation of the button and an unlocked position in which the locking mechanism allows the activation of the button.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2022
    Assignee: IGLOO PRODUCTS CORP.
    Inventor: Vincent Tsai
  • Patent number: 9896247
    Abstract: A cap including a cap body and a spout hingedly connected to the cap body and moveable relative to the cap body between at least a first position and a second position, wherein the spout in magnetically biased to the first position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventor: Jeffrey A. Balkus
  • Publication number: 20150053727
    Abstract: An assembly for aseptic connecting of a beverage ingredient container to a beverage dispensing apparatus, having a collapsible sheath of pliable material connecting the container to the dispenser at a distance away from the container. The sheath passes through a conduit of the apparatus to provide an aseptic passageway for fluid from the container to the beverage apparatus. A protective cover houses the collapsible sheath when in a collapsed configuration, and the sheath is brought to a second configuration of an extended length to provide an inner passageway of the fluid to a distal end of the sheath positioned a distance away from the container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2014
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Inventor: Steven T. Jersey
  • Patent number: 8950637
    Abstract: A fluid flow-control valve is housed within a fluid transport container or vessel. The valve is operated by a trigger actuating a plunger or shaft. The trigger is located in the handgrip space of a pouring handle so as to resiliently provide one-handed control of fluid flow from the vessel. The valve is resiliently biased to a closed state. A telescopically extendable spout is attached to and housed within the main body of the valve and may include an integral breather passageway. When the spout is retracted it locks out the operation of the trigger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Inventor: Conrad H. Wilkins
  • Patent number: 8905267
    Abstract: A bag-in-box type of assembly is disclosed where numerous features are provided. One of the features helps to lock the drainage tube of the bag in a predetermined position at the bottom of the box. Another feature is directed to a ramp inside the box that aid drainage of the bag's content, e.g., concentrate for a postmix beverage. Yet a further feature is directed to structures that prevent slippage of the bag when placed on the ramp.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Carrier Corporation
    Inventors: James J. Minard, Mark E. Bush
  • Patent number: 8899445
    Abstract: A beverage-dispensing assembly includes a collapsible beverage container having an outlet; a pressure chamber containing the container and including a lid having an opening, the pressure chamber being operable to apply a pressure to the container; a dispensing line having an inlet end and extending through the lid opening to a dispensing tap; and a connecting element fixing the lid to the container around the outlet so as to align the lid opening with the inlet end of the dispensing line, and to fluidly connect the dispensing line inlet end with the container outlet. The connecting element may include a sealing member that closes the container outlet and a piercer connected to the inlet end of the dispensing line that is configured to pierce the sealing member to fluidly connect the inlet end of the dispensing line to the container outlet in response to the pressure applied to the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: Carlsberg Breweries A/S
    Inventor: Jan N. Rasmussen
  • Patent number: 8899444
    Abstract: An assembly for aseptic connecting of a beverage ingredient container to a beverage dispensing apparatus, having a collapsible sheath of pliable material connecting the container to the dispenser at a distance away from the container. The sheath passes through a conduit of the apparatus to provide an aseptic passageway for fluid from the container to the beverage apparatus. A protective cover houses the collapsible sheath when in a collapsed configuration, and the sheath is brought to a second configuration of an extended length to provide an inner passageway of the fluid to a distal end of the sheath positioned a distance away from the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: PepsiCo, Inc.
    Inventor: Steven T. Jersey
  • Patent number: 8875957
    Abstract: A sealing cap is formed of a bottom portion having a first chamber, a first axial opening, and a second axial opening, a cap portion having an opening end, a positionable end, and a second chamber, and a bendable portion integrally extending to an end edge of the opening end from an end edge of the first axial opening close to the cap portion and having a guide groove communicating with the first and second chambers. Besides, the bendable portion can be bended to make the cap portion be positioned to the bottom portion. When the sealing cap is sleeved onto an opening of a container having a flexible elongated tube, the bendable portion can be bended to force the flexible elongated tube for bending and to make the cap portion be positioned to the bottom portion, thus leading to preferable sealing effect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Inventor: Mu-Han Ho
  • Patent number: 8833617
    Abstract: A fuel container includes sealed vessel having a pivoting spout assembly and fill nozzle assembly and a locking assembly. The container provides storage and dispensing of fuels without a user having to manually remove any caps. The spout assembly pivots closed and automatically seals when not in use. An air vent is built into the locking assembly to allow air to enter the vessel only during filling or dispensing, thereby effectively containing fumes within.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Inventors: Mark A. P. Compton, Gene Compton
  • Patent number: 8814004
    Abstract: A tamper evident, pull-out flexible spout for use in combination with a container lid wherein a cap can only be removed from the threaded end of the spout by lifting a pair of bail rings which are attached to the cap by way of a set of frangible connectors and thereafter pulling the spout out from the stored position at least part way toward the use position thereby to disengage lugs on an exterior surface of the cap from a pair of one-way stops on an interior surface of the spout ring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Letica Corporation
    Inventors: Anton Letica, Randall J. Corbett, John R. Selina
  • Patent number: 8814001
    Abstract: A nozzle module for a fuel dispensing unit is described. The nozzle module has a top section attachable to a column module of the fuel dispensing unit, a bottom section attachable to a base module of the fuel dispensing unit, at least one nozzle boot for holding a nozzle, which nozzle boot is arranged between the top section and the bottom section. The nozzle module has an internal channel enabling fluid communication through the nozzle module. A fuel dispensing unit is also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Wayne Fueling Systems LLC
    Inventors: Annika Birkler, Paul De La Port, Bengt I Larsson, Neil Thomas, Kevin Christopher Burnett, Hanna Helgesson, Scott R Negley
  • Publication number: 20140166702
    Abstract: A sealing cap is formed of a bottom portion having a first chamber, a first axial opening, and a second axial opening, a cap portion having an opening end, a positionable end, and a second chamber, and a bendable portion integrally extending to an end edge of the opening end from an end edge of the first axial opening close to the cap portion and having a guide groove communicating with the first and second chambers. Besides, the bendable portion can be bended to make the cap portion be positioned to the bottom portion. When the sealing cap is sleeved onto an opening of a container having a flexible elongated tube, the bendable portion can be bended to force the flexible elongated tube for bending and to make the cap portion be positioned to the bottom portion, thus leading to preferable sealing effect.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Inventor: Mu-Han HO
  • Publication number: 20140069955
    Abstract: A tamper evident, pull-out flexible spout for use in combination with a container lid wherein a cap can only be removed from the threaded end of the spout by lifting a pair of bail rings which are attached to the cap by way of a set of frangible connectors and thereafter pulling the spout out from the stored position at least part way toward the use position thereby to disengage lugs on an exterior surface of the cap from a pair of one-way stops on an interior surface of the spout ring.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2012
    Publication date: March 13, 2014
    Applicant: LETICA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Anton LETICA, Randall J. CORBETT, John R. SELINA
  • Publication number: 20140034685
    Abstract: A sprayer that includes a tank for containing a liquid pesticide, herbicide, or the like, a pump for pressurizing the liquid contained within the tank, and a hose and wand assembly for dispersing the pressurized liquid onto an area of interest, such as weeds. The tank includes an opening formed through its top surface through which liquid can be poured into tank. A wide mouthed funnel defines the opening to assist in preventing fluid from spilling while being poured. The bottom of the tank is attached to a base unit that provides a reservoir for any liquids dripping on the exterior of the tank, while also providing a flared region in which the end of the wand can be positioned when not in use. A wand retaining clip is attached to the exterior of the funnel to secure the wand while not in use and further to direct the end of the wand into the flared region formed in the base of the unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2013
    Publication date: February 6, 2014
    Applicant: THE FOUNTAINHEAD GROUP, INC.
    Inventors: Thomas Meyers, Mark A. Ferguson, Tyler Watson, Jeffrey D. Nicolia
  • Publication number: 20130270307
    Abstract: A cap for a container is provided. The cap includes a handling portion that is configured to engage the container about a dispensing opening of the container. The cap also includes an extendible spout that has a discharge passage. The extendible spout has a proximal end, with a proximal opening, and is affixed to the cap. The extendible spout also has a distal end, with a distal opening, and is configured to extend from and retract at least partially into the cap. The extendible spout is further configured to dispense a pourable material from the container through the distal opening when the handling portion is engaged with the container about the dispensing opening of the container and the distal end of the extendible spout is at least partially extended from the cap.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: October 17, 2013
    Applicant: FUNLPRO TECHNOLOGY LLC
    Inventor: Bryan Justin Robert Crosby
  • Patent number: 8500707
    Abstract: A drainable ostomy pouch includes a collection portion and a drain chute extending from the collection portion having a discharge opening for permitting emptying of contents from the pouch. The drain chute is foldable between an open condition in which the drain chute is extended from the collection portion, and a closed condition in which the drain chute is folded towards the collection portion; and a pocket for receiving at least a portion of the drain chute when the drain chute is in its closed condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2013
    Assignee: Convatec Technologies Inc.
    Inventor: Kimberly Murray
  • Patent number: 8496138
    Abstract: A fluid dispenser includes a control module and a hose module. The hose module includes a housing and at least a portion of a fluid hose within an interior volume of the housing, a fluid nozzle supported by a boot when enclosed within the housing; a first door allowing removal of the fluid nozzle from the boot through a first opening created when the first door is adjusted from a closed position to an open position; a second door adjacent the exterior of the housing and adjustable from a shut position to a retracted position, where the second door allows access to the fluid hose when the second door is in the retracted position; and a linear motor adapted to adjust the second door from the shut position to the retracted position based on a received signal indicating the first door in the open position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2013
    Assignee: Dresser, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael Chad Gehman
  • Patent number: 8453889
    Abstract: A spout cap having a two steps type straw part comprises a coupling part fixedly coupling with the pouring hole of the metal container; a first straw part extending at a predetermined length on the interior face of the coupling part; a cap coupling part having a pouring outlet through which contents in the metal container flow out, wherein the cap coupling part is selectively positioned in an overlapped disposition or an unfolded disposition with respect to the first straw part; an extension part between the first straw part and the cap coupling part, wherein the extension part is capable of extending the unfolded length when the cap coupling part is unfolded with respect to the first straw part; a second straw part extended from the upper inner face of the extension member at a predetermined length and coupled with the lower end of the cap coupling part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2013
    Assignee: Dae Ryuk Can Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Bong-June Park
  • Patent number: 8408430
    Abstract: Described is a fluid dispensing container having a bottle and fluid withdrawing assembly for liquids, such as liquid cleaners and the like. The bottle has an integral dip tube formed therein connecting at a landing below the top of the bottle neck, fluidly connecting the inside of the bottle with the top opening of the bottle. A fluid dispensing mechanism, such as a remote trigger sprayer, is attached to the top of the bottle to take fluid up through the integral dip tube and dispense the fluid accordingly. The fluid dispensing mechanism may be aligned to allow a direct connection between integral dip tube and the fluid dispensing mechanism at a landing below the bottle opening. The fluid dispensing mechanism may be attached to the bottle with a snap-fit connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2013
    Assignee: The Clorox Company
    Inventor: Stephen R. Dennis
  • Patent number: 8397959
    Abstract: A packaging container formed by a container body has a connector with a thread. The connector has a predetermined breaking point where a tear-off part may be torn off. The tear-off part has a handle and may be torn off without a tool. The container body is fitted with an application nozzle which, when not in use, is positioned on the handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2013
    Assignee: Fischbach KG Kunststoff-Technik
    Inventor: Achim Helmenstein
  • Publication number: 20130037563
    Abstract: A package having a sanitary dispenser is depicted and described. The package generally includes a dispenser that is sealed from environmental contaminants by a feature or portion of the package. The sealed dispenser portion of the package is accessed prior to use and the user is able to access the contents of the package through the sanitary dispenser. The dispenser may be inverted prior to use and deployed prior to use. A frangible portion may be provided to the dispenser. The dispenser may be re-sealable in the package. A straw may further be provided to the dispenser and be deployable by the user for access to the package contents.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2012
    Publication date: February 14, 2013
    Inventors: Mark Steele, Greg Melchoir
  • Patent number: 8292133
    Abstract: A vented closure assembly for a container, the container including a raised outlet defining a dispensing opening, includes a closure body having a nestable and extendable spout formed with a generally cylindrical section, a frustoconical section, and a transition region, including an invertible fold, located between these two sections. The generally cylindrical section defines an outlet opening and a threaded closing cap is assembled to the generally cylindrical section for closing off the outlet opening. A retainer is used for connecting the closure body to the raised outlet wall and the spout includes a thicker wall portion for enabling the closure body to maintain a selected orientation. A plurality of venting ears are used to help provide the venting capability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: Rieke Corporation
    Inventors: Gary M. Baughman, Lynn A. Brooks
  • Patent number: 8230876
    Abstract: An apparatus for handling a hose arranged in a hose housing. The hose is in successive order connected to a fuel supply connection, passes a first roll, passes a second roll and extends through an opening in the hose housing, towards a nozzle end of the hose. The first roll is attached to the housing by at least one resilient element and a first carrier part having the form of a swing lever, and the second roll is attached to the housing by at least a second carrier part, to allow extracting and retracting of the hose through the opening. Moreover, a method for handling a hose as well as a fuel dispensing unit are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2012
    Assignee: Dresser, Inc.
    Inventors: Johan Gunnarsson, Annika Birkler
  • Publication number: 20120085794
    Abstract: A manually extendible plastic spout for use in combination with the closure for an industrial container. The spout has a peripheral flange with a U-shaped channel which receives a downwardly extending flange on the closure so that the spout is installed from the bottom side of the closure rather than according to the more customary top-mounted procedure. The body of the spout is pleated and has an outlet collar which is threaded to receive a cap having a pull-ring, an integral internal seal is also provided. The spout can be extended to any of several stable positions or conditions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2010
    Publication date: April 12, 2012
    Applicant: LETICA CORPORATION
    Inventors: John R. SELINA, Randall J. CORBETT
  • Publication number: 20120085793
    Abstract: The combination of molded plastic closure for an open top container and an extensible plastic spout adapted to be joined to the deck of the closure in either of two ways. In one way, the spout is molded with a U-shaped peripheral channel which receives a downwardly extending flange surrounding an aperture in the deck. In another way, the spout is pre-molded and then used as an insert when molding the closure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2011
    Publication date: April 12, 2012
    Applicant: LETICA CORPORATION
    Inventors: John R. SELINA, Randall J. CORBETT
  • Publication number: 20120080457
    Abstract: A delivery system for delivery of powders to targeted areas. Various embodiments include a powder delivery train that mates with standard-sized powder containers. Another embodiment includes a bellows container that contains the powder and propels the powder through the powder delivery train. Another embodiment integrates the powder delivery train with the sifter cap and enables the powder delivery tube to be stowed within the powder container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2011
    Publication date: April 5, 2012
    Inventors: Robert A. Lovinger, Bradford G. Bass, Stuart J. Olstad
  • Patent number: 8109115
    Abstract: Refrigeration apparatus comprising a cold storage compartment, accessible from the outside, and provided internally with a sealed container adapted to accommodate a flexible and compressible receptacle holding a beverage; there are provided pneumatic or air-compression means to generate a selectively controllable pneumatic pressure inside said container, but outside said flexible receptacle, and said sealed container is capable of being opened from the outside by means of a closure applied on a face thereof, wherein said closure is provided with a through-aperture, through which there extends a drawing-off conduit. Whenever a need arises for beverage to be drawn off the receptacle, a pressure increase is triggered inside the sealed container, and said pressure increase will act upon the walls of the internal receptacle so that the latter is caused to collapse and reduce its volume, thereby causing the beverage to be ejected therefrom and, therefore, drawn off.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2012
    Assignee: Electrolux Professional SpA
    Inventors: Ennio Pippia, Deny Longo
  • Patent number: 8104641
    Abstract: A fluid dispenser hose module includes a housing adapted to enclose the fluid nozzle and at least a portion of a fluid hose within an interior volume of the housing. A first door located adjacent an exterior of the housing allows removal of the fluid nozzle when the first door is adjusted from a closed position to an open position. The first door automatically returns to the closed position from the open position when the fluid nozzle is returned to the boot. A second door adjacent the exterior of the housing automatically adjusts from a shut position to a retracted position when the first door is adjusted from the closed position to the open position. The second door allows access to the fluid hose in the retracted position and automatically returns to the shut position from the retracted position when the first door returns to the closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2012
    Assignee: Dresser, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael Chad Gehman
  • Patent number: 7980431
    Abstract: An extendable pour cap includes a base adapted for attaching to a neck of a container. A flexible spout extends from the base, and is adapted for communicating with an open mouth of the container. The flexible spout has integrally-formed bellows designed for converting the spout between a compressed condition and an extended condition. A first closure element is designed for removably securing a first closure cap over the flexible spout when compressed. A second closure element is designed for removably securing a second closure cap over the flexible spout when compressed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2011
    Assignee: Ipour, LLC
    Inventor: John Barksdale
  • Publication number: 20110049196
    Abstract: A closure assembly for the dispensing of fluids from plastic containers such as pails. The closure assembly is adapted for automated insert molding attachment to container lids. The closure assembly is pre-assembled from a threaded plastic closure cap and closure body prior to insert molding. The plastic closure body has a nestable and extendable conical body web leading inward to a body neck closed by a tamper evident diaphragm seal. The conical body web leads outward to an improved radial body clamp flange and novel cylindrical body skirt. Cap bails lie radially inside and brace the body clamp flange from distortion. Once inserted and clamped into the container lid mold, only the body skirt is exposed for attachment to the container lid. Molten plastic is introduced into the mold void to form the container lid. This patent discloses optional body skirt recesses.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2008
    Publication date: March 3, 2011
    Inventor: Ron Sturk
  • Publication number: 20110042410
    Abstract: A pouring package for a liquid comprises an at least substantially liquid-tight container (10) with an outflow opening (15) in a wall surface (11) thereof. At the position of the opening (15) a pouring member (30) is arranged with an outlet (33) on a distal outer end thereof at which a liquid can exit the product space. In a closed position the pouring member extends at least substantially flat against the wall surface. At least a distal outer end of the pouring member can be erected into a ready-to-use position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2009
    Publication date: February 24, 2011
    Applicant: WEASY PACK INTERNATIONAL LTD.
    Inventor: Thomas Gijsbert Paulen
  • Patent number: 7857174
    Abstract: A fluid dispenser having: a fluid reservoir, a fluid dispenser member having actuator rod (23) that is displaceable down and up along an axis X, a pusher (4; 4; 4?) that displaces the actuator rod (23), a dispenser endpiece (50) defining a dispenser orifice (51), and a displacement mechanism (6, 4; 6?, 7; 6?, 7, 4?) that displaces the endpiece (50) both in turning about the axis X and in radial translation, the radial distance between the endpiece and the axis X varying as the endpiece turns about the axis X, such that the endpiece is displaceable between an extended position remote from the axis X and a retracted position close to the axis X.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2010
    Assignee: Valois S.A.S.
    Inventors: Sebastien Michaux, Romain Bertin
  • Publication number: 20100282783
    Abstract: A vented closure assembly for a container, the container including a raised outlet defining a dispensing opening, includes a closure body having a nestable and extendable spout formed with a generally cylindrical section, a frustoconical section, and a transition region, including an invertible fold, located between these two sections. The generally cylindrical section defines an outlet opening and a threaded closing cap is assembled to the generally cylindrical section for closing off the outlet opening. A retainer is used for connecting the closure body to the raised outlet wall and the spout includes a thicker wall portion for enabling the closure body to maintain a selected orientation. A plurality of venting ears are used to help provide the venting capability.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2009
    Publication date: November 11, 2010
    Inventors: Gary M. Baughman, Lynn A. Brooks
  • Patent number: 7819292
    Abstract: A fluid dispensing system includes a pump assembly for pressurizing a low cost container, the container non reversibly connected to a coupler module. A wand assembly is releasably connected to the coupler module. A discharge conduit fluidly connects the wand assembly to the container to displace a check valve in the pump assembly to permit flow from the pump assembly. The wand assembly includes a grip body slideable relative to the discharge conduit between a retracted storage position and an extended operable position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2010
    Assignee: The Fountainhead Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph F. Arcuri, Mark I. Cushman, George A. Mitchell, Mario J. Restive
  • Patent number: 7798378
    Abstract: A closure assembly for a container, the container including a raised outlet defining a dispensing opening, includes a closure body having a nestable and extendable spout formed with a generally cylindrical section, a frustoconical section, and an invertible fold between these two sections so as to enable the closure body to be either nested or extended. The generally cylindrical section defines an outlet opening and a threaded closing cap is assembled to the generally cylindrical section for closing off the outlet opening. A retainer is used for connecting the closure body to the raised outlet wall and the frustoconical section includes a thicker wall portion, described as a memory band portion, for enabling the closure body to maintain a selected orientation upon deflection into the selected orientation in order to provide directional discharge of the container contents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2010
    Assignee: Rieke Corporation
    Inventors: Gary M. Baughman, Lynn A. Brooks
  • Patent number: 7789277
    Abstract: A closure assembly for a container, the container including a raised outlet defining a dispensing opening, includes a closure body having a nestable and extendable spout formed with a generally cylindrical section, a frustoconical section, and a transitioning region, including an invertible fold, located between these two sections so as to enable the closure body to be either nested or extended. The generally cylindrical section defines an outlet opening and a threaded closing cap is assembled to the generally cylindrical section for closing off the outlet opening. A retainer is used for connecting the closure body to the raised outlet wall and the frustoconical section includes a thicker wall portion for enabling the spout to maintain a selected orientation upon deflection into the selected orientation in order to provide directional discharge of the container contents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2010
    Assignee: Rieke Corporation
    Inventors: Gary M. Baughman, Lynn A. Brooks
  • Patent number: 7766191
    Abstract: A dispensing system for simultaneously dispensing a plurality of reactive materials. The system includes a multiple-barreled syringe having at least two barrels joined by a flange and containing respective different reactive materials. Parallel plungers joined by a flange force sealing members through the barrels to discharge the materials. A static mixer element having an applicator attaches to the syringe, and a means for re-sealing the syringe for subsequent use is provided. A sliding clip engaging a complementary shape removably fixes a loose static mixer element to the syringe, reducing the risk of misplacement and loss.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2010
    Assignee: Henkel Corporation
    Inventors: Scott Jackson, Rhonda Williams