With Packing-type Seal For Outlet Patents (Class 222/542)
  • Patent number: 11317695
    Abstract: Disclosed is a cosmetic dropper which includes a container main body having a container body in which a cosmetic liquid is stored and a cap part detachably coupled to the container body; a pipette coupling part coupled to the cap part; a pipette part having a pipette member coupled to the pipette coupling part, a piston coupling bar provided to elevate inside the pipette member, and a piston part coupled to an end of the piston coupling part to elevate together with the piston coupling bar and allows the cosmetic liquid to be suctioned into the pipette member or discharged to the outside reversely; and a separation prevention part coupled to the piston coupling bar so as to cover an outer wall of the piston coupling bar to prevent the end of the piston coupling bar from being separated to the outside of the pipette member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: F.S. Korea Industries Inc.
    Inventor: Jae Kwang Hwang
  • Patent number: 10934079
    Abstract: A cleaning mechanism for spray and aerosol nozzles comprising a cap and a plurality of cleaning members where the cleaning members are affixed to the internal surface of the cap in one or more different arrangements covering at least a portion of each of the vertical height of the internal surface and the internal circumference. The cleaning mechanism may be configured as fixed within a cap or as a standalone cap attachment that is inserted and/or detached from the cap for use. The cleaning members may comprise brush members, plastic members, or members made of other materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Inventor: Derek S. Jancisin
  • Patent number: 10370165
    Abstract: A plug for a pouch assembly, wherein the plug includes a top wall, an inner axial skirt and an outer axial skirt. The inner axial skirt depends from the top wall in a direction opposite the top wall. The inner axial skirt includes an inner surface, an outer surface, an upper end and a lower end. The outer axial skirt includes an inner surface and an outer surface, an upper end proximate the top wall and a lower end spaced apart therefrom. A seal bead is positioned on the inner surface of the outer axial skirt spaced apart from the upper end. The seal bead extends inwardly toward the inner axial skirt. The plug is attachable to the spout of the pouch. The seal bead is structurally configured to hermetically seal against the spout, while precluding sealed engagement between the inner axial skirt and the spout.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Scholle IPN Corporation
    Inventors: Jeroen Pieter Fiere, Chad Mueller, Christopher Murray, David Bellmore
  • Patent number: 10194763
    Abstract: A system for dispensing a flowable food product from a reservoir is provided. The system includes a fitment coupled to the reservoir and a piercing tool having a handle, a neck, and a piercing section, wherein the neck interconnects the handle with the piercing section. The piercing section is configured to create an opening in the reservoir through the fitment to enable dispensing of the flowable product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Gehl Foods, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Sowieja, Michael Gehl, Christoph Albiez, Paul Hatch, Thomas Mitchell, David Mucci, Anders Olof Rostlund
  • Patent number: 9643759
    Abstract: A closure for a container including a base having a passageway extending therethrough. At least a portion of the base is configured to attach to at least a portion of an opening of a container such that the passageway is in registry with at least a portion of the opening. A cap is movably attached to the base. The cap is movable between a first position in which at least a portion of the cap blocks at least a portion of the passageway and a second position in which the cap is spaced-apart from at least a portion of the passageway to allow contents from within the container to pass therethrough. A seal is positioned on one of the cap and the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: Galderma R&D
    Inventor: Sebastien Fily
  • Patent number: 9579685
    Abstract: A coupler removably connectable to a decorating bag. The coupler includes an inner coupler configured to be inserted into the decorating bag, an outer coupler configured to removably secure to the inner coupler with the decorating bag disposed between the inner coupler and the outer coupler and a retainer configured to receive a decorating tip and removably secure to the outer coupler in order to lock the decorating tip into position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: Wilton Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: David Starr, Jeff Bull, Roy Melling, Erin Smith, Stephanie Goode, Kevin McFadden
  • Patent number: 9556047
    Abstract: A device for gassing liquids, in particular for aerating sewage and the like, includes a lower housing element, which has a substantially round opening area and a gas inlet port, a disc-shaped upper housing element, corresponding to the opening area, for covering the opening area, the upper housing element having an upper side facing away from the lower housing element, a number of gas through-openings provided in the vicinity of a peripheral edge of the upper housing element, passing through the upper side, and a perforated gassing membrane, covering over the upper side of the upper housing element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: INVENT UMWELT-UND VERFAHRENSTECHNIK AG
    Inventor: Marcus Hoefken
  • Patent number: 9475625
    Abstract: There is provided a closure system for resealing a caulking tube nozzle of a caulking tube, the caulking tube nozzle having a straight cylindrical portion located near the caulking tube and a frusto-conical end portion located away from the caulking tube, the closure system comprising a hollow adaptor adapted to be removably secured to the caulking tube nozzle, the hollow adaptor comprising a first open end for sealingly receiving the caulking tube nozzle, a second open end and a passageway extending therebetween; and a plug for sealingly engaging the second open end to prevent caulking from exiting the passageway through the second open end. There is also provided a method for resealing a caulking tube nozzle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Inventor: Giulio Di Molfetta
  • Patent number: 8905272
    Abstract: A device for dispensing a metered amount of powdered, granular liquid or related fluent materials and a method of dispensing a fluent material such that a release of excess material beyond the metered amount is inhibited. The dispenser includes a sealing arrangement to effect such inhibiting, as well as to reduce moisture-based contamination of the material stored within the dispenser. Optional features may include various seal configurations and numbers, removable top and bottom caps that both may have a locking mechanism. The dispenser may be configured as a disposable hand-held device such that, after depletion of the fluent material contents arising out of a multiplicity of uses, it can be thrown away.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Birost LLC
    Inventors: Edwin Chan, Blaine R. Bruner, William M. Sherk, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8887959
    Abstract: Systems for storing beverages are disclosed, which include a container for storing, transporting and dispensing a beverage, e.g. beer. In some implementations the container includes a pressure-tight lid closure system including wire bails.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Inventors: Nicholas Hill, John Herrick
  • Patent number: 8870028
    Abstract: A dispensing device is disclosed having an ampoule with at least four storage lumens extending axially along the length of an ampoule body, a mixing tip coupled to a distal end of the storage lumens, the mixing tip having at least four gasket seats formed therein, each gasket seat corresponding to one of the storage lumens, and an outlet lumen in fluid communication with the storage lumens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: Restek Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas E. Kane, Brian A. Jones
  • Publication number: 20140197203
    Abstract: A thermos bottle includes a body having a container made of metal. The container includes an opening in an upper end thereof. A spout made of plastic is mounted on top of the body. The spout includes a recessed portion in a center thereof. The recessed portion includes a bottom having a through-hole aligned with the opening of the container. The bottom of the recessed portion includes an upper face having an annular area surrounding the through-hole. A gasket made of metal includes an annular portion having a hollow. The gasket is mounted in the recessed portion of the spout. The hollow of the gasket is aligned with the through-hole of the spout. The annular portion rests on the annular area of the upper face of the bottom of the recessed portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2013
    Publication date: July 17, 2014
    Inventor: Cindy Lu
  • Patent number: 8757449
    Abstract: Disclosed are an air bubble ingress prevention mechanism, a liquid material discharge device provided with the air bubble ingress prevention mechanism, and a liquid material discharge method, with which a constant filled state can be achieved without variations and without requiring any additional equipment when a metering section is filled with liquid material. A discharge device is provided with a metering section which has a flow passage communicating with a nozzle, and a plunger which moves back and forth within the flow passage of the metering section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: Musashi Engineering, Inc.
    Inventor: Kazumasa Ikushima
  • Patent number: 8678248
    Abstract: A metering valve having a contiguous double wall structure including an inner wall defining the metering chamber and an outer wall which defines a crimping and support wall against which the inner rim of the mounting cup of the container can be crimped. The outer wall may be maintained at the same diameter and thickness for use with generally any mounting cup which are approximately an inch in diameter as well as any mounting process and machinery. The inner wall may however be sized differently in order to accommodate different dosages for metering of product. A radial space between the inner and outer wall permits the both the axial elongation of the metering chamber as well as a radial expansion of the inner wall and hence the valve chamber relative to the outer wall due to the space between the inner and outer wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: Summit Packaging Systems Inc
    Inventors: Daniel E. Davideit, Kevin G. Verville
  • Publication number: 20130327793
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing and filling kegs with beer in a keg filling plant, which keg filling plant is disposed within a single building. The abstract of the disclosure is submitted herewith as required by 37 C.F.R. §1.72(b). As stated in 37 C.F.R. §1.72(b): A brief abstract of the technical disclosure in the specification must commence on a separate sheet, preferably following the claims, under the heading “Abstract of the Disclosure.” The purpose of the abstract is to enable the Patent and Trademark Office and the public generally to determine quickly from a cursory inspection the nature and gist of the technical disclosure. The abstract shall not be used for interpreting the scope of the claims. Therefore, any statements made relating to the abstract are not intended to limit the claims in any manner and should not be interpreted as limiting the claims in any manner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2013
    Publication date: December 12, 2013
    Applicant: KHS GMBH
    Inventor: Alois MONZEL
  • Patent number: 8602271
    Abstract: The invention comprises a device for delivering an aerosol comprising a diaphragm comprising a first layer with a compression set of 30% or more and a second layer with a compression set of 20% or less. The invention also comprises a device for delivering an aerosol comprising a diaphragm comprising a first layer comprised of an uncrosslinked thermoplastic elastomer and a second layer comprised of a crosslinked rubber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Theodore A. Winker, Todd D. Alband
  • Patent number: 8459505
    Abstract: A locking access plug for a valve return spring for a beverage dispensing gun handle is disclosed. The locking access plug enables the compression and retention of the valve return spring and enables the retention of the locking access plug in the body of the handle until it is acted upon for the purpose of its removal; for example, for the servicing of the handle. A beverage dispensing gun having such a locking access plug can both keep a valve return spring in compression as well as interface with a sealing o-ring that seals between the locking access plug and the beverage dispensing gun handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Assignee: Automatic Bar Controls, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard A. Martindale, Bret D. Baker, Albert A. Soldano, Robert A. Lorenz
  • Patent number: 8448820
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a fitment for use with a collapsible bag for dispensing liquids or semi solids comprising a spout having a generally cylindrical body attached to a collapsible bag, a cap attached to the spout having positioned therein a flexible poppet that allows for the flow of fluid when engaged with a probe assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2013
    Assignee: Liqui-Box Corporation
    Inventor: James W. Johnson
  • Patent number: 8434648
    Abstract: A ring (10) for disposing around a valve body (21) of an aerosol dispenser valve (20) that is mounted by a fastener element (50), such as a crimpable capsule, on a reservoir (1) containing fluid to be dispensed. The ring (10) includes at least an outer portion (15) and an inner portion (11, 11?) that co-operates with the valve body (21). The ring (10) is made as a single piece that is substantially rigid, the outer portion (15) being adapted to co-operate in leaktight manner, by deformation of its material, with a portion of the reservoir (1) while the fastener element (50) is being assembled on the reservoir (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2013
    Assignee: Aptar France SAS
    Inventors: Christophe Marie, Ian Fletcher
  • Patent number: 8371481
    Abstract: The invention relates to a valve for a container for dispensing pressurized fluid, the valve having a valve body which is mountable on a container lid, a closure member which is arranged in a passage provided in the valve body, a sealing arranged on the closure member and formed of at least one disc-shaped sealing lip and which, when the closure member is in a closing position relative to the valve body, abuts on a valve seat provided on the passage, and a holding device by which the closure member is displaceably arranged in the valve body and held in a closing position therein when it is in its normal position, at least one wear protection device being associated with the at least one sealing lip upstream with respect to the outflow direction of the fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2013
    Assignee: C. Ehrensperger AG
    Inventor: Volker Kopp
  • Tap
    Patent number: 8336743
    Abstract: A tap for use in association with bag in box containers comprising a body, a plug member, an upper seal assembly and a lower seal assembly. The body includes a tap nozzle in the form of an elongated tube having an inner surface and an outer surface, a handle opening at a first end and a dispensing opening at the second end. A nozzle opening extends into the elongated tube between the first and second ends and is placeable in fluid communication with a bag of a bag in box container. The plug member is structurally configured to fit and slidably move within the elongated tube of the body such that the outer surface of the plug member faces the inner surface of the elongated tube. In the open orientation, the nozzle opening is in fluid communication with the dispensing opening. In the closed orientation, the nozzle opening is precluded from fluid communication with the dispensing opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Scholle Corporation
    Inventor: David Bellmore
  • Patent number: 8333307
    Abstract: A liquid dispensing module includes a dispenser body assembly, a flexible seal, a needle, and an actuator. The dispenser body assembly includes a liquid inlet, a discharge outlet, and a flow channel including a valve seat between the inlet and outlet. The flexible seal engages the dispenser body assembly and includes a downstream end. The needle includes an enlarged portion engaging and retaining the downstream end of the flexible seal to place the flexible seal in lengthwise compression between the enlarged portion and the dispenser body assembly. The needle also includes a valve element that moves between open and closed positions. The flexible seal prevents liquid from leaking out of the flow channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Nordson Corporation
    Inventors: Christopher R. Chastine, Brett A. Pearson, John M. Riney
  • Patent number: 8297482
    Abstract: A combination manifold and nozzle closure system is disclosed. The closure system limits exposure of the nozzle outlets to air between dispenses or between uses. Manifold accommodates a plurality of nozzles. Each nozzle includes a nozzle outlet extending beyond an end of the manifold. An actuator shaft passes through the manifold and is connected to a plate at its distal end with a film disposed between the plate and the nozzle outlets. An actuator moves the actuator shaft from a closed position where the film engages the nozzle outlets and the plate is disposed just below the nozzles to an open position where the film and plate have been pulled upward beyond the nozzle outlets. The plate includes a plurality of openings and the film includes a plurality of valves each opening in the plate is in alignment with a valve and each valve is in alignment with one of the nozzle outlets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: Fluid Management Operations LCC
    Inventor: Brian Hill
  • Patent number: 8297867
    Abstract: A container for a viscous cosmetic, in which upper and lower sections respectively positioned above and below an inner tray are air-tightly sealed off from each other so as to reduce leakage of a viscous cosmetic received in a receiving body from the upper section to the lower section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignees: Shiseido Co., Ltd., Yoshino Kofyosho Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Mieko Nasu, Takao Kishi, Hiroshi Mizushima
  • Publication number: 20120215177
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a fluid infusion device of the type that delivers medication fluid to the body of a patient. The device includes or cooperates with a fluid reservoir, and the device has a sealing assembly to receive and form a fluid seal with the fluid reservoir. A retractable sealing element surrounding a hollow fluid delivery needle may be used to seal a port of the fluid reservoir. The port may include a pressure vent that is sealed by the retractable sealing element. In one variation, the reservoir includes a moving valve sleeve that holds a septum. The septum moves to allow the reservoir to vent, and to form a seal with the port when the needle pierces the septum. In another variation, the device includes a needleless sealing assembly. In yet other variations, the device uses a needled fluid reservoir.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2012
    Publication date: August 23, 2012
    Applicant: MEDTRONIC MINIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Edgardo C. Halili, Eric M. Lorenzen, Matthew William Yavorsky
  • Patent number: 8240935
    Abstract: A method of producing a dispenser for a viscous substance comprising forming a barrel having a top surface with plurality of apertures at one end, directly molding a thermoplastic seal unit onto said top surface, said thermoplastic flowing into said plurality of apertures during molding to form a seal unit having a substantially planar section and a plurality of depending projections. The seal unit can be removable and usually not replaceable after each use of the dispenser. The seal unit can have pull tabs for the easy removal of the seal unit. This seal unit provides a positive seal for the lotion or gel substance that is to be dispensed from the barrel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2012
    Assignee: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventor: Andrew Yuhas
  • Patent number: 8191569
    Abstract: A valve assembly uses an O ring contained within a void such that the outer edges of the valve assembly reach the outer mid section of the O ring. A kettle for brewing beer or heating other fluid is drilled so as to accommodate the disclosed valve. The O ring is pressed and held against the outside surface of the kettle wall. A retaining nut placed within the kettle further secures the valve to the kettle. As the surface of the kettle heats during use, the contained O ring retains sufficient contact with the valve and kettle so as to prevent leakage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2012
    Inventor: William Moore
  • Patent number: 8167178
    Abstract: A perfume bottle sealing structure includes a cover, which is covered on the bottleneck of a perfume bottle and has an air hole and a tubular center shaft defining a longitudinal fluid passage, and a seal that is fastened to the top end of the tubular center shaft to seal the longitudinal fluid passage and the air hole during transportation of the perfume bottle and, which has a plug rod and a bottom pin respectively fitted into the longitudinal fluid passage and the air hole to seal the bottleneck when the seal is fastened to the cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2012
    Assignee: Ing Wen Precision Ent. Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yuan-Wen Yu
  • Publication number: 20120061422
    Abstract: A fastener device for fastening a dispenser member on a neck of a reservoir, the device including a fastener ring. The fastener ring having reception mechanism for receiving, in stationary manner, the dispenser member; an annular plate for exerting axial pressure on the neck; and a fastener skirt that extends downwards from the plate, the skirt including a fastener mechanism for fastening around the neck. The ring is made of two different plastics materials, a substantially-hard first material and a flexible second material that is more flexible than the first material. The device also includes a hoop that, in the final assembled position, extends around the skirt of the ring with radial clamping. The flexible second material comes into contact with the hoop.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2010
    Publication date: March 15, 2012
    Applicant: VALOIS SAS
    Inventors: Stephane Beranger, Florent Pouliaude
  • Patent number: 8110233
    Abstract: A product packaging for a solid product comprises a base, a lid, and a seal. The base has a top, sides, and a bottom forming a cavity configured and arranged to receive a solid product, and the base has an exterior surface. A texture is on the exterior surface of the base, whereby the texture enhances a user's ability to grip the base when the base is inverted. The seal interconnects the top of the base and the lid and allows the lid to be peeled away from the top of the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2012
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Amie L Beavers Blanks, Kristine Jeanette Williams, Nicole M Balamucki
  • Patent number: 8057118
    Abstract: A dispenser has a barrel which is closed at one end by a base and has a plurality of apertures at the other end through which a viscous material such as a gel or lotion is dispensed. In one aspect, the invention can be a dispenser for a viscous substance comprising: a barrel having a base at a first end and an upper wall area having a plurality of apertures at a second end; a seal unit having a bottom surface with a plurality of projections depending from the bottom surface; and the seal unit positioned so that the bottom surface of the seal unit is in contact with the upper wall area of the barrel and the plurality of projections enter into the plurality of apertures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2011
    Assignee: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventor: Andrew Yuhas
  • Publication number: 20110240686
    Abstract: A reusable sealing apparatus for use with a container of an extractable material, the container including a nozzle. The apparatus may include a first sealing member, a second sealing member and a body member including a cavity configured to fit over a portion of a distal end of a nozzle, the body member positioned between the first sealing member and the second sealing member. The apparatus may further include a core member including an insertion tip and an elongate portion, wherein the elongate portion may extend through the body member and at least one of the first sealing member and second sealing member. The first sealing member, the body member and the second sealing member together may substantially seal a nozzle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2011
    Publication date: October 6, 2011
    Inventor: Ben Bruce McClurg
  • Patent number: 8002152
    Abstract: A fluid dispenser device comprising a dispenser member (10), such as a pump or a valve, a fluid reservoir (30), and a fastener element (20) for fastening said dispenser member (10) onto a neck (35) of said reservoir (30), a turret (40) being disposed between the body (11) of the dispenser member (10) and said fastener element (20), said turret (40) including a deformable radial flange (45), said deformable radial flange including deformable sealing means (46, 47) projecting from said radial flange (45), said radial flange (45), after assembly, being deformed and co-operating in leaktight manner with the top edge of the neck (35) of the reservoir (30), and said sealing means (46, 47), after assembly, being deformed and co-operating in leaktight manner with said fastener element (20).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2011
    Assignee: Valois SAS
    Inventors: Antonio Margheritis, Alessio Mariotti
  • Patent number: 7988013
    Abstract: A flow control device includes a hood, a ball valve, a sealing ring, and a handle. The ball valve is movably received in an interior receiving space of the hood and the ball valve is set in sealing engagement with the sealing ring. The ball valve and the handle located outside the hood are coupled together and are thus movable in unison with each other. The ball valve defines a flow passage. The hood forms a discharge opening. When installed on an opening of any kind of container, such as a PET bottle or a glass bottle, or an outlet tube of a water tank, by rotating the handle to move the ball valve, the flow passage can be selectively set in fluid communication with the discharge opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2011
    Inventor: Jih-Liang Lin
  • Publication number: 20110079618
    Abstract: A liquid dispensing module includes a dispenser body assembly, a flexible seal, a needle, and an actuator. The dispenser body assembly includes a liquid inlet, a discharge outlet, and a flow channel including a valve seat between the inlet and outlet. The flexible seal engages the dispenser body assembly and includes a downstream end. The needle includes an enlarged portion engaging and retaining the downstream end of the flexible seal to place the flexible seal in lengthwise compression between the enlarged portion and the dispenser body assembly. The needle also includes a valve element that moves between open and closed positions. The flexible seal prevents liquid from leaking out of the flow channel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2009
    Publication date: April 7, 2011
    Applicant: NORDSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Christopher R. Chastine, Brett A. Pearson, John M. Riney
  • Tap
    Publication number: 20110011898
    Abstract: A tap for use in association with bag in box containers comprising a body, a plug member, an upper seal assembly and a lower seal assembly. The body includes a tap nozzle in the form of an elongated tube having an inner surface and an outer surface, a handle opening at a first end and a dispensing opening at the second end. A nozzle opening extendsinto the elongated tube between the first and second ends and is placeable in fluid communication with a bag of a bag in box container. The plug member is structurally configured to fit and slidably move within the elongated tube of the body such that the outer surface of the plug member faces the inner surface of the elongated tube. In the open orientation, the nozzle opening is in fluid communication with the dispensing opening. In the closed orientation, the nozzle opening is precluded from fluid communication with the dispensing opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2009
    Publication date: January 20, 2011
    Inventor: David Bellmore
  • Publication number: 20100176151
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a fitment for use with a collapsible bag for dispensing liquids or semi solids comprising a spout having a generally cylindrical body attached to a collapsible bag, a cap attached to the spout having positioned therein a flexible poppet that allows for the flow of fluid when engaged with a probe assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2010
    Publication date: July 15, 2010
    Inventor: James W. Johnson
  • Patent number: 7707847
    Abstract: A refrigerator includes a housing having at least one refrigerator compartment, a door for accessing the at least one refrigerator compartment, and an ice-dispensing assembly. The ice-dispensing assembly includes an insulated housing arranged within the at least one refrigerator compartment, an ice-making device arranged within the insulated housing and configured to produce ice, an ice-storage container arranged within the insulated housing, and a dispenser arranged within the door and communicating with the ice-storage container, wherein the dispenser is configured to transfer ice from the ice-storage container to an external portion of the refrigerator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2010
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Matthew William Davis, Alexander Pinkus Rafalovich, Mark Wayne Wilson, Gautam Subbarao, Anil Kumar Tummala, Thiruvalan Venkatesan, Anand Ganesh Joshi, Hemachandran Umakanthan, Sanjay Manohar Anikhindi
  • Patent number: 7677422
    Abstract: A spout assembly for a liquid container includes a spouting member formed on an outlet of the container, a closer coupled on the spouting member, a male seal structure formed on the spouting member, and a female seal structure formed on the closer, the female seal structure corresponding to the male seal structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2010
    Inventor: Jung Min Lee
  • Patent number: 7520410
    Abstract: A plastic paint container includes a body having an interior and a neck defining an opening to the interior. The neck includes a neck sealing surface. An insert includes an outer wall configured to fit within the opening of the body and defining the periphery of the insert. The outer wall includes an upper edge and a lower edge. A lip extends radially outward from the upper edge to prevent the insert from being pushed to far into or through the neck. The lip is formed from a first material and includes an upper surface and a lower surface. The lip includes a second material formed over the first material. The first material being harder than the second material. A cover is threadably engaged with the neck. The second material contacts the neck sealing surface and a cover sealing surface when the cover is threadably engaged on the neck.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2009
    Assignee: Masterchem Industries, LLC
    Inventors: Mark A. Gilbertson, Scott G. Manke, Michael J. Walsh
  • Patent number: 7469804
    Abstract: A device for packaging and dispensing of a cosmetic product. The arrangement can be particularly advantageous for make-up and/or a skin care product, and includes a container forming at least one recess capable of accommodating the product. The recess has a first wall at least partially defining an inner surface of the recess, and a second wall rotationally movable relative to the first wall about an axis of rotation. The rotational movement of the second wall about the axis thereby causes a reduction of an angular difference defined between these two walls. The second wall presents a peripheral edge at least one portion of which is in leaktight engagement with the inner surface as it rotates about the axis. In addition, the second wall can delineate at least one outlet aperture to enable the product to be dispensed in response to the reduced angular difference. Preferably, the direction of the flow of the product being disposed is different from that of the axis of rotation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2008
    Assignee: L'Oreal
    Inventor: Laure Thiebaut
  • Patent number: 7454827
    Abstract: A method for forming a threaded pedestal cup including providing a pedestal with an interior cavity having an inner surface, and a top portion that has a larger diameter than a bottom portion; inserting a non-threaded arbor into the interior cavity to engage the inner surface of the bottom portion; and engaging the outer surface with a threading tool, wherein the engaging includes deforming the metal into threads.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2008
    Assignee: Cap and Seal Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas J. Brown, Gary T. Mayberry
  • Patent number: 7216779
    Abstract: A sealing mechanism for a container for sealing an interface between two or more of the structural members, including a container body, a pouring spout, and a closing cap, includes an outer annular edge formed as part of a threaded neck opening for the container body, a radial lip formed as part of the pouring spout and being positioned in contact with the neck portion and the closing cap being configured so as to be attachable to the container body for closing the opening and being constructed and arranged so as to seal against the outer annular edge when attached to the container body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2007
    Assignee: Rieke Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas P. Kasting, Jay E. Witte, Robert D. Rohr
  • Patent number: 7175051
    Abstract: A container for storage and dispensing of paint includes a unitary, molded plastic container body defining an interior volume and including an annular container opening through which the contents are dispensed. Included as part of the paint container is a dispensing spout which is positioned within the container opening and includes a pouring lip. The dispensing spout includes a threaded portion which receives a removable closing cap. The cap is constructed and arranged to close the container opening. A transporting handle is provided and is attached directly to the container body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2007
    Assignee: Rieke Corporation
    Inventors: Douglas M. McLelland, Simon Buckley, David J. Pritchett
  • Patent number: 7168596
    Abstract: A keg is formed from (A) a shaped jacket or liner forming a container, obtained from at least two nonsymmetrical parts (1a, 1b) welded together, one of the parts containing an opening provided with a neck, and (B) a filling/tapping device (3) positioned in the neck of the opening. The part of the container with the filling/tapping opening contains a riser or peripheral skirt (13) having a height at least equal to that of the outer part of said filling/tapping device and, optionally, sufficient to contain at least one cut-out forming a handle, and while the neck of the opening contains a part (9) extending inside the lumen of the jacket and having a limited diameter at its end (10), so as to permit passage and maintenance of the tapping device (3), and containing at least one other opening (11), advantageously on the periphery of said opening for passage and maintenance of the tapping device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2001
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2007
    Assignee: Odin (A French Limited Company)
    Inventor: Denis Delbarre
  • Patent number: 7156264
    Abstract: A removable cap assembly having a cap, a stopper and a sipper tube. The cap has a curved side wall which has an inner and outer surface. From this wall extends a top portion. A boss extends perpendicularly from the top portion. The boss has a bottom portion and a top portion. A circumferential rib extends perpendicularly from the top portion of the boss. The boss and rib define an opening in the cap. A stopper is provided that is dimensioned to seal the opening of the cap. The stopper is maintained in the cap by the boss and circumferential rib. The stopper includes a disc-shaped base and a cylindrical wall portion that extends therefrom. Additionally, a first groove that is dimensioned to receive the bottom portion of the boss is positioned in the base around the wall portion. Also, a second circumferential groove is positioned in the top portion of the wall portion. This second, groove is dimensioned to receive the rib. The stopper has a hole for receiving a sipper tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2007
    Inventor: Richard P. Ver Hage
  • Patent number: 7032790
    Abstract: A cap for curable material dispensing containers prevents the material from curing after opening the dispensing nozzle. Thus, when mounted on a partially-dispensed container, the nozzle cap preserves flowable materials such as air-cured glues, sealants, caulks, etc. In particular, a deformable sealant in the cap remains pliant, conforming in and/or around the nozzle tip to create a seal. A retention member frictionally grips the nozzle to prevent inadvertent release of the cap, yet accommodates nozzle tips cut to varying lengths.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2006
    Assignee: Long-Shot Products, Ltd.
    Inventors: Warren P. Williamson, IV, Craig B. Berky
  • Patent number: 6996869
    Abstract: A dispensing cartridge for holding a product adapted to be inserted into a machine configured to utilize the product. A container has a bottom and at least one side wall. The bottom of the container has an opening configured to cooperate with the machine. A removable cover closes the opening in the container and prevents contact with the product before the dispensing cartridge is inserted into the machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2006
    Assignee: Ecolab, Inc.
    Inventor: Christopher J. Lancette
  • Patent number: 6997354
    Abstract: A container for the storage and dispensing of a liquid and which incorporates a sealing mechanism includes a blow-molded container body including a neck portion having a series of external threads and defining an annular, non-planar sealing surface, a pouring spout assembled into the body and a unitary closing lid including a series of internal threads constructed and arranged to engage the threads of the neck portion. The unitary closing lid includes the sealing mechanism in the form of a pair of annular sealing lips constructed and arranged to be compressed against the annular, non-planar sealing surface to establish a sealed interface between the closing lid and the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2006
    Assignee: Rieke Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas P. Kasting, Robert D. Rohr
  • Patent number: 6986444
    Abstract: The disclosure provides a fluid-tight, but non-releasable or only under a large force releasable connection between the delivery device of a dispenser and the medium reservoir of the dispenser. For the discharge of a fluid, preferably liquid medium, which can in particular contain a pharmaceutical substance, such a dispenser has at least two parts, firstly a medium container for storing the medium and secondly a delivery device fastenable to the medium container. For fastening together the medium container and the delivery device, fastening portions are formed on both parts. In the fastening portion there is a gap between the medium container and the delivery device. An elastically deformable ring fastener, preferably as a layer on the outside of the delivery device, is provided and its wall thickness, prior to installation, is larger than the gap dimension.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2006
    Assignee: Ing. Erich Pfeiffer GmbH
    Inventor: Karl-Heinz Fuchs