With Separable Attaching Means Patents (Class 222/567)
  • Patent number: 10245723
    Abstract: A portable dry chemical delivery robot comprised of a cart, a hoist mounted to the top brace; a moveable hopper with a flared inlet tapering to an outlet and connected to the hoist and contained within the cart, a screw conveyor connected to the outlet of the moveable hopper, a motor with transmission connected to the screw conveyor with a remote power supply, a flow controller connected to the motor for regulating operation of the screw conveyor, the flow controller being in communication with a network for providing both local and remote control of the screw conveyor from at least one client device connected to the network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Inventors: Jose Luna, Burl Fuller, Jerry Fuller
  • Patent number: 10213294
    Abstract: A tapered sleeve is provided that includes a lubricating coating on an inner surface. An implant (e.g., a pre-filled silicon breast implant) is introduced into a large end of the sleeve and extruded into a surgical pocket of minimal access incision size through a small-sized end of the apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: KELLER MEDICAL, INC.
    Inventors: Kevin Keller, Judy Jones Senn
  • Patent number: 9981075
    Abstract: A system for treating multiple tissue sites of a patient includes a first dressing filler adapted to be positioned at a first of the tissue sites. A second dressing filler is adapted to be positioned at a second of the tissue sites. A bridge manifold is positioned between the first tissue site and the second tissue site to provide fluid communication between the first and the second tissue site. A reduced pressure source is fluidly connected to at least one of the bridge manifold, the first tissue site, and the second tissue site. A valve is operably associated with one of the first and the second tissue sites to allow fluid to flow from the one of the first and the second tissue sites, but precluding flow towards the one of the first and the second tissue sites.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: KCI Licensing, Inc.
    Inventor: Christopher Brian Locke
  • Patent number: 9919229
    Abstract: An inflatable landing pad has an air mattress capable of sustaining an air pressure, and an air supply tube for supplying air from an inflatable play structure to the air mattress. The air mattress is separated into a plurality of sections by vented baffles. A proximal end of the air supply tube is sealably attached to the air mattress around an aperture for directing air into the air mattress, and the distal end of the air supply tube includes a coupling for connecting to an air supply port of the inflatable play structures. The air mattress is adapted to be positioned adjacent an exit portion of an inflatable play structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Inventors: Sarmen Bagumyan, Arthur Bagumyan, Andranik Andy Bagumyan
  • Publication number: 20150144657
    Abstract: A container assembly having a container, a lid having a spout, and a partition to separate the container into multiple subcompartments. The partition has a flexible edge which is in contact with an inner surface of the lid. When the lid rotates about the container, the flexible edge is biased against the lid and is capable of being deformed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2014
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventors: Ruth Hsin-Ju Fang, Thomas E. Birkert, Kim Fung Dick Yiu
  • Patent number: 9033194
    Abstract: A dispenser including a chamber having a cavity, a spout in communication with the cavity and having an inner surface, a rotatable dial in communication with the spout and having an outer surface, and wherein the dial is positioned at least partially within the spout and rotates coaxially with the spout for dispensing a product within the cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Inventors: Al Grabowski, James Kusbel
  • Patent number: 9033187
    Abstract: A bottle aerator of the type having a venturi tube having a constricted section with a narrower cross-sectional section and a fluid inlet section having a wider cross-sectional section, such that the fluid pressure is lower in the constricted section compared to the pressure in the fluid inlet section, and the fluid speed is higher in the constricted section compared to the fluid speed in the fluid inlet section, which is improved by the constricted section being constructed and arranged so that when the bottle aerator is inserted into a bottle, the constricted section is positioned inside the bottle. The air inlet is provided at or below the constricted section, which allows air from outside the bottle to mix with the fluid as it passes through the constricted section, so that the fluid is aerated while still inside the bottle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: Aerawine LLC
    Inventor: Jamin Luebke
  • Patent number: 9010575
    Abstract: The present invention relates to improvements in the dispensing of foodstuffs from piping bags. The use of piping bags to dispense decorative materials, such as icing, on to surfaces is well known and has been in use for many years. When used in conjunction with a nozzle, such piping bags allow for the dispensing of decorative materials to create messages or patterns. The nozzle can have a variety different shapes and sizes which allow for the ribbon of decorative material to have the desired appearance when expelled from the bag. Existing piping bags are limited in that they typically only have a single compartment in which the decorative material can be placed. The present invention seeks to provide a piping bag and nozzle assembly which allows for the simultaneous and controllable dispensing of two or more decorative materials on to surfaces to create messages or patterns.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Cappel Norrow Limited
    Inventor: Hugh Read
  • Publication number: 20150090743
    Abstract: A closure (20, 20A) is provided for a container that has an opening to the container interior wherein contents may be stored. The closure (20, 20A) includes the following: (A) a closure body (30, 30A) defining (i) at least one pour aperture (50) that can communicate with the container opening and that can accommodate pouring out of the contents through the pour aperture (50), and (ii) at least one vent aperture (60) that can. communicate with the container opening and that can accommodate the in-venting of ambient atmosphere through the vent aperture into the container; and (B) a lid (32, 32A) for closing the closure (20, 20A). The pour aperture (50) has a curved configuration extending laterally on each side of a central axis line (A) that bisects the closure body (30), and the vent aperture (60) is further defined by a downwardly extending vent tube.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2012
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Applicant: AptarGroup, Inc.
    Inventors: John M. Wisniewski, Christopher A. Danks
  • Patent number: 8991662
    Abstract: A dispensing adaptor is disclosed for tubes of high viscosity compositions. The adaptor includes an adaptor body, the interior of which defines a tube tip receiving opening having a size and shape corresponding to the tip of a tube of high viscosity composition, an adapter tip on the adaptor body through which the tip receiving opening continues, a custom tip for the adapter tip that fits on the adapter tip, and at least two sets of custom tip attachments on the adapter body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Inventor: Michael Milan
  • Patent number: 8985402
    Abstract: A nozzle assembly for dispensing viscous material is disclosed. The nozzle assembly is convertible from use with a device for dispensing bulk viscous material to use with a device for dispensing viscous material from a cartridge. Alternatively, the nozzle assembly is convertible from use with a device for dispensing viscous material from a sausage package to use with a device for dispensing from a cartridge. When dispensing viscous material from a cartridge, the base portion is arranged for receiving the cartridge conical tip and the flange is arranged for placement between an end plate of the dispenser and the cartridge to retain said nozzle within said dispenser for dispensing viscous material from the cartridge. When dispensing viscous material in bulk form or from a sausage package, a locking plate is provided for tightly retaining the nozzle to the end cap of the dispensing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Inventors: Mark C. Schneider, Brian J. MacKenzie
  • Patent number: 8985404
    Abstract: A fluid dispense head is removably joined to a bottle, such as a wine bottle, or similar container, by having a hollow cylinder extend into the bottle and on one end sealed to a neck of the bottle with an annular gasket and on an opposite end joined to the dispense head. A nut on opposite end of the hollow cylinder limits entry of the cylinder into the bottle. When the nut is turned relative to the cylinder, the gasket seal is broken and the dispense head can be removed from the bottle. A set of annular gaskets of different diameters may be provided for bottles of different neck sizes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Inventors: Nick Moezidis, Morris Taradalsky, Ross Rittiman, Jeffrey Brooks, Edward A. Vetter
  • Publication number: 20150060499
    Abstract: A pouring dispenser for pouring liquid from a bottle comprises a sleeve adapted to be removably attached with the neck of the bottle and extend from the neck of the bottle. The sleeve comprises a cork portion to be inserted into the neck of the bottle. A pouring nozzle with the sleeve is formed with the cork portion as an integral component, such that the pouring nozzle is in fluid communication with the interior of the bottle. There is a removable breather tube that fits in the cork portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2013
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Applicant: Synergy Merchandising Pty Ltd
    Inventors: Michael Henry Silvers, Sam Tam
  • Publication number: 20150028065
    Abstract: A connector for a self sealing fitment that includes a body, a lower flange, and a locking mechanism. The connector is configured to sealingly engage with a cap coupled to a spout of a flexible bag by sealingly engaging with a sealing membrane of the cap. The locking mechanism facilitates the maintaining of the same in the inserted configuration. A lockout collar is provided to preclude inadvertent and undesirable coupling between a connector and a sealing membrane of a cap.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2014
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Inventors: James J. Arch, Charles Thurman, David Bellmore
  • Publication number: 20150014372
    Abstract: A nozzle part for conveying a viscous fluid, comprising at least one wall defining a passageway, the passageway having an outlet remote from an inlet, the passageway having a larger cross sectional area at or adjacent its inlet compared to a lower cross sectional area at or adjacent its outlet, wherein at least a part of the wall is provided with at least one indicator to differentiate a part of the wall from the remainder of the wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2014
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Applicant: Birmingham Innovations LTD
    Inventors: David Alner Proud, Mohamed Hanif Khan
  • Patent number: 8925769
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide a pouring device for a container for the dosing of liquid. The pouring device has various features intended to ease use, including an improved removal and attachment system and a system to identify and visually illustrate selected pour sizes. In a specific embodiment, the pouring device has a colored light or LED indicator system that allows the user to quickly and easily confirm the selected pour size. Embodiments may also include one or more features that ease attachment and removal of the pouring device to a liquid container, such as a replaceable cork system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Automatic Bar Controls, Inc.
    Inventors: Achim Philipp Zapp, Richard A. Martindale
  • Publication number: 20140367416
    Abstract: Devices and systems for facilitating a user's grip around the neck of a bottle such that the contents of the bottle may be poured quickly and efficiently, with minimal stress on the use's body. Furthermore, such systems and methods may be configured to extend the neck of a bottle such that an attached pour spout is positioned at a desired height. Such a device may comprise a body to couple with the neck of the bottle, the body having an exterior surface configured to facilitate a secure grip therearound.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2014
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Inventors: Devin Jacobson, Shawn Egerton
  • Patent number: 8887965
    Abstract: A drywall feed pump system supplies drywall joint compound to a fill port assembly that allows for the connection of tools with various couplings, such as continuous flow pump tools and conventional automated hand tools. The assembly includes a feed hose, a mounting plate, a coupling plate, and a quick-connect adapter. An inlet of the feed hose connects to the feed pump system to supply the assembly with joint compound. The mounting plate provides a location for the outlet of the feed hose and accessory couplings to attach. The coupling plate facilitates the attachment to the drywall feed pump system. The quick-connect adapter extends from the mounting plate and facilitates the connection of various accessory couplings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Graco Minnesota Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew Verby, Robert J. Gundersen, Christopher A. Lins, Bret A. Deneson, Jeromy D. Horning
  • Patent number: 8869847
    Abstract: There is provided a liquid dispensing fitment for fitting to a dispensing tap for appropriately directing a flow of liquid from the dispensing tap. The dispensing fitment comprises a flexible tube, a non-elastic adjustment element operatively coupled to the flexible tube to place the flexible tube in a curved position. A locking element holds the non-elastic adjustment element in a position such that the flexible tube is held in a curved position in which liquid is dispensed from an end portion of the flexible tube in a required direction. The length of the non-elastic adjustment element can be varied by locking a required length of the non-elastic adjustment element relative to the flexible tube in order to vary the angle of curvature of the flexible tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Inventor: Oliver Browne-Wilkinson
  • Patent number: 8870167
    Abstract: A fluid aerator connectable to the neck of a container holding a fluid, the fluid aerator having a tubular body having one end adapted to sealingly connect to the neck of the container, a plurality of mixing elements disposed within the tubular body, and wherein when the fluid aerator is attached to the neck of the container and fluid is dispensed from the container, ambient air is drawn into the tubular body and mixes with fluid as it passes over the plurality of mixing elements to aerate the fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Inventor: John Charles Hardison
  • Patent number: 8864055
    Abstract: A dispense tip constructed and arranged to communicate with a material dispensing pump comprises an elongated neck and a molded base having a first portion and a second portion opposite the first portion. The neck extends from the first portion of the base. The second portion is constructed and arranged to abut an outlet surface of the pump. An outermost region of the second portion of the base includes a compressible fluid-tight surface that compliantly conforms to the outlet surface when the dispense tip is mounted to the pump.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: DL Technology, LLC
    Inventor: Jeffrey P. Fugere
  • Publication number: 20140291360
    Abstract: The invention includes an assembly for dispensing liquid having an inlet configured to receive liquid from a bottle, at least two attachment means, a first attachment having a first fixed diameter and a second attachment having a second fixed diameter, and an outlet for dispensing liquid passing through said assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2014
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Inventor: Binyamin Bracha
  • Publication number: 20140263480
    Abstract: An application tip and method for dispensing sealant into a countersunk hole, the tip having a hollow housing or body with an open end and a closed end; open end configured to be removably attached to and in fluid communication with a sealant source; closed end including a nozzle terminating in cylindrical member having a plurality of passages or fluid outlet openings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: ALLIANT TECHSYSTEMS INC.
    Inventors: Jacob L. Nelson, Mark A. Sikkink
  • Publication number: 20140263473
    Abstract: An injection closure system includes a bottle containing a product to be distributed and a closure attached to the bottle and including nozzles. Each of the nozzles includes two holes through which the product is distributed from the bottle. The bottle includes a plurality of teeth extending around an outer surface of the bottle and the closure includes a plurality of teeth extending around an inner surface of the closure. When the closure is in a fully attached position on the bottle, the teeth of the bottle contact the teeth of the closure to prevent the closure from being removed from the bottle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: MCCORMICK & COMPANY, INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Tracie L.C. Wilson, James A. Whisenhunt, Darin Pugne
  • Patent number: 8827123
    Abstract: A dispenser having a container for receiving a volume of food dressing, the dispenser comprising a tube extending between a first end portion having a first opening facing the internal space of the container and a second end portion having a distal end with a second opening facing the atmosphere such that the tube defines a passage between the first and second openings for allowing fluid communication between the internal space of the container and the atmosphere, wherein the tube has a first section extending from the first end portion and a second section ending at the distal end, wherein the passage has a first internal taper along the first section and the second section extends along a curve such that the distal end is generally parallel to the longitudinal axis, and wherein, after pouring, when the dispenser is moved back into an upright position by the user, the food dressing remaining in the passage flows back into the internal space of the container without dripping from the second end portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Trudeau Corporation 1889 Inc.
    Inventors: Patrick Mainville, Benoit Orban, Maxime Langlois
  • Publication number: 20140231469
    Abstract: A fluid dispense tip includes a bevel at an opening to reduce the amount of surface tension, or “land”, at the opening. The bevel is formed by grinding in a longitudinal direction such that any tooling scars resulting from the grinding operation are likewise longitudinally oriented, further reducing the amount of surface tension in the tip, thereby leading to heightened dispensing accuracy. The tip may be machined from stock as a unitary piece, to increase its lifetime, and may be formed with a bore of a relatively large diameter that is tapered down to a smaller diameter near the tip opening, to allow for delivery of fluid through the tip body at a decreased pressure. The tip may optionally be formed with a Luer™-style fitting on the body, such that the tip is compatible with pumps that utilize such a fitting.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2014
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Inventor: Jeffrey P. Fugere
  • Patent number: 8807401
    Abstract: A sealing arrangement is intended for a flexible package. The sealing arrangement includes a circumferential sealing device which may be disposed about an opening in the package. An openable access device is provided for insertion in the opening of the package. The sealing device is disposed about the access device for urging the package against the access device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Lindén International AB
    Inventor: Michael Taylor
  • Patent number: 8800826
    Abstract: A normally-closed pour spout is operable to pour fluid from a container to a receptacle. The normally-closed pour spout includes a fluid conduit and a valve. The fluid conduit has proximal and distal ends, with the proximal end being fluidly connectable to the container and the distal end being configured for fluid association with the receptacle. The fluid conduit forms a passageway configured to pass fluid therethrough and fluidly communicate with the container and the receptacle. The valve is operably assembled with the fluid conduit so that the valve controls fluid flow through the passageway.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Scepter Manufacturing, LLC
    Inventors: Charlie L. Forbis, Grant Kernan
  • Patent number: 8783515
    Abstract: A dispenser for storing and dispensing product and a method of assembly is defined. The dispenser includes a tubular body having an open first end and an opposing second end. The body is formed by a sidewall surrounding a longitudinal axis and defining an internal volume. The sidewall includes an inside wall surface and a side seam sealing the sidewall. A fitment attachment member is formed separately from the body and is secured to the inside surface of the sidewall, adjacent the open end of the body. The attachment member has a linear dimension, with linear end portions of the member positioned adjacent one another in forming a ring within the tubular body. A fitment is provided having a fitment retainer pattern formed thereon. A corresponding retainer pattern is formed on the attachment member, with the retainer patterns cooperating for securing the fitment to the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: Sonoco Development, Inc.
    Inventors: Jacob D. P. Branyon, Scott William Huffer
  • Patent number: 8777060
    Abstract: A bag spout retainer apparatus for a bulk bag discharger is the disclosure of the type wherein a frame suspends a bulk bag with a side-secured discharge spout, and the spout is held in a closed position against the bag. A bag-engaging member is mounted on the frame in a position laterally-displaced from a lower end of the bag above the discharge spout. A reciprocating driver is attached to the bag-engaging member and is adapted for moving the bag-engaging member between a retracted position out of engagement with the lower end of the bag and an extended bag engaging position for engaging and holding the bag spout in a closed position against the side of the bag during release of the spout against the side of the bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: Spiroflow Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: David Francis Hesketh, Jeffrey Allen Dudas
  • Patent number: 8770449
    Abstract: A dispenser (10) for dispensing a fluid from a container T comprises an inlet (14) for connecting to the container so as to receive the fluid therethrough, and an outlet (16). The outlet comprises at least two walls (18), each with a respective slit (22) thereon adapted to open to release fluid therefrom when a predetermined pressure is applied to the fluid in the dispenser at the outlet, and to close to retain fluid in the dispenser at a pressure less than the predetermined pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: Sophinity Pty Ltd
    Inventor: Craig Wellman
  • Publication number: 20140158721
    Abstract: A drink through spout cap system including a drink through spout cap and a coupler. The inner wall of the base housing can be substantially smooth and does not engage threads of a beverage bottle after the beverage bottle is received within the base housing. The inner wall of the base housing can be lined with a flexible material to enable the base housing to engage with the threads of a beverage bottle to conform to the bottle threads facilitating additional grip and seal. Accordingly, an appropriately sized cap can be used with a selected size of a common beverage bottle, regardless of the threads of beverage bottle. The coupler is received in the beverage bottle for coupling the beverage bottle to the base housing of the cap. The coupler includes an aperture therein for allowing a beverage in the beverage bottle to flow through the aperture to the spout.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2012
    Publication date: June 12, 2014
    Inventor: Gary Lee FISHMAN
  • Publication number: 20140131398
    Abstract: A pouring fitment (10) for a container, the fitment comprising a body with a spout through which liquid product can be dispensed in which the spout has a mouth including one or more corners (33) and one or more sides (32) such that the fitment can be selectively orientated so that fluid flows over a corner or across a side whereby to provide alternative fluid flow characteristics.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2012
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Applicant: Obrist Closures Switzerland GmbH
    Inventors: Philippe Bardet, Jerome Mezerette
  • Publication number: 20140124536
    Abstract: A dispensing assembly and method for dispensing a mixture of a first fluid component and a second fluid component. The dispensing assembly generally comprises a container coupled with a nozzle in a unique manner to achieve a mechanical and fluid connection. More specifically, the container includes a first chamber and a second chamber. The first and second chambers are adapted to respectively hold the first and second fluid components. The nozzle has an inlet end and an outlet end. First and second connecting elements are located at the inlet end of the nozzle. Another mating pair of connecting elements, i.e., third and fourth connecting elements, of the container respectively communicate with the first and second chambers. The first and second connecting elements are respectively capable of being removable coupled to the third and fourth connecting elements to establish fluid paths from the first and second chambers into the inlet end of the nozzle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2012
    Publication date: May 8, 2014
    Applicant: Nordson Corporation
    Inventor: Matthew E. Pappalardo
  • Publication number: 20140103070
    Abstract: A container for pourable washing and cleaning agents, comprising: a threadless circular container opening onto whose outwardly directed distal end is shaped a cylindrical holding ring whose outside diameter is larger than the outside diameter of the container opening, so that the container opening is set back inward with respect to the holding ring toward the center axis of the container opening; a substantially cylindrical pouring aid that comprises at least at one distal end a catch spring element, the catch spring element and the holding ring being configured in such a way that by snapping the pouring aid onto the holding ring, a liquid-tight connection that is nonreleasable for a user is constituted, and that comprises at its other distal end means for releasable connection of the pouring aid to a closure cap.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 26, 2013
    Publication date: April 17, 2014
    Applicant: Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventors: Hans-Georg Muehlhausen, Ingmar Bergbohm
  • Publication number: 20140097212
    Abstract: The present invention relates to tools for finishing drywall. More specifically, the present invention is a system for use in dispensing drywall joint compound from a container. The system comprises a base member that is semi-permanently securable to a manual joint compound pump and a plurality of attachments that are removably securable to the base member to provide various manners of dispensing joint compound. One end of the base member is constructed to function as a first portion of a quick connector. Each of the plurality of attachments is provided with a second portion of the quick connector. The cooperation between the first and second portions of the quick connector allow a technician to quickly change tools by hand to those that better suit his needs for improved efficiency.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2013
    Publication date: April 10, 2014
    Inventor: Jose R. Pineda
  • Patent number: 8684241
    Abstract: A squeezing device capable of squeezing a viscous liquid in a packaging bag includes a pair of bag body support parts for stretching and supporting the bag bodies by fixing the front end and the rear end of a bag body and performing fixing of the rear end by applying a tension thereto rearwards; a squeezing mechanism part which is so provided as to be capable of sliding in the direction towards the front end in such a state the rear end of the bag supported by the bag body support parts is held from the upper and lower sides; and a drive mechanism part for slidingly driving the squeezing mechanism part in the direction towards the front end. The squeezing mechanism part is installed at the tip end of the device, and the drive mechanism part includes a slide bar disposed parallel to the sliding direction of the squeezing mechanism part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignee: Wallha Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Haruo Minegishi
  • Patent number: 8672194
    Abstract: The present invention regards a hopper structure for containing and treating loose material, which includes a tubular section, upper in use, a lower tapered section equipped with a suitable discharge mouth, a support device for at least the upper tubular section, and a guide device designed to allow the lower section to move between a closed position against the upper section and an open position removed from the upper section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignee: Moretto S.p.A.
    Inventor: Renato Moretto
  • Patent number: 8672188
    Abstract: The intermediate piece connects a static mixer to a dispensing cartridge or to a dispensing device for a plurality of components and contains two separate passages for separate components from the dispensing device. The inlet opening of one passage includes an element for aligning the passage in a matching position to the dispensing device and the inlet openings of the two passages are of different cross-sectional shape to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignee: Sulzer Mixpac AG
    Inventors: André Von Rotz, Enrico Baldelli
  • Publication number: 20140064821
    Abstract: An applicator head for selectively dispensing product includes a base structure and a support structure. The base structure includes a top face inclined relative to a bottom face, and a first side wall. The top face includes a base flange, and defines a first orifice in fluid communication with a fastener of the bottom face. The support structure includes a lower face inclined relative to an upper face, and a second side wall. The upper face includes a top surface and defines a second orifice. The lower face includes a support flange engaged with the base flange such that the support structure is pivotable relative to the base structure between first and second positions. Fluid communication is facilitated from the fastener through the second orifice in only one of the first and second positions. A dispenser is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2013
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Applicant: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Amy Marie PRICE, Gregory Clegg SPOONER, Kin Wong YAU, Ming Fung CHEN, William Fraser Gwynfor JONES, David Bernard Domingo DEACON, Chun Yu WONG, Wai Keung TSUI
  • Patent number: 8657157
    Abstract: A method for a bartender's easy selection of an appropriate pour spout for a bottle of interest from one or more pour spouts comprising providing one or more bottles each having an original closure; and providing one or more pour spouts essentially identical in outer shape to its corresponding original closure; wherein the bartender easily identifies the appropriate pour spout due to its similarity in shape to the shape of its corresponding original closure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Assignee: The Patrón Spirits Company
    Inventor: Edward P. Blinn
  • Patent number: 8651454
    Abstract: The valve assembly allowing users to efficiently drain large containers, such as tanks, barrels, drums, and pipes which are used to hold fluids. This device features a draining pipe with an attached dispensing valve, which can be installed into a hole that is drilled into the desired container. After installation, consumers may simply turn the dispensing valve to release desired amounts of liquid. Using this product may eliminate the need for using pumps, or for welding or cutting tees into pipes, in order to effectively drain large containers. The device may be for use in residential homes, farms, and industrial establishments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Inventor: Paul Thompson
  • Publication number: 20140021222
    Abstract: A normally-closed pour spout is operable to pour fluid from a container to a receptacle. The normally-closed pour spout includes a fluid conduit and a valve. The fluid conduit has proximal and distal ends, with the proximal end being fluidly connectable to the container and the distal end being configured for fluid association with the receptacle. The fluid conduit forms a passageway configured to pass fluid therethrough and fluidly communicate with the container and the receptacle. The valve is operably assembled with the fluid conduit so that the valve controls fluid flow through the passageway.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2012
    Publication date: January 23, 2014
    Applicant: BLITZ U.S.A., INC.
    Inventors: Charlie L. Forbis, Grant Kernan
  • Patent number: 8567219
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a washing machine, and the washing machine includes a drum rotatably installed in a cabinet, an air heater for heating air, to supply hot air to the drum, a steam generator for generating steam, and supply the steam to the drum, and a water supply unit including a nozzle for spraying the steam generated by the steam generator to an interior of the drum, and a nozzle holder having a coupler at a rear surface of the nozzle holder, to separably mount the nozzle at a position adjacent to the drum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Yeon Sik Choi, Chang Woo Son, Dong Geun Lee, Dong Hyun Kim, Heung Jae Kim, Ju Han Yoon, Young Bok Son, Sang Hun Bae, Chul Jin Choi
  • Patent number: 8544702
    Abstract: An applicator device for applying a surface treatment to create a solid surface including a storage vessel for carrying the treatment comprising two parallel sides connected by four elongated sides, an opening on a first elongated side of the vessel that permits ingress and egress of the treatment, and a pouring spout attached to the opening in the first elongated side of the vessel. The spout includes a first section proximal to the vessel that is angled with respect to the first elongated side of the vessel, and a distal end of the spout angled from the first section to be perpendicular to the first elongated side of the vessel. The distal end includes a plurality of openings to distribute the treatment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2013
    Inventors: James T. Joyce, Dennis Galbreath
  • Publication number: 20130248564
    Abstract: A dispensing guide for seasoning such as herbs and spices takes the form of a dispensing chute defined by a broad and elongate tongue, the sides of which curl in an arc. The tongue has two resilient arms extending from a base portion of the chute which, together with the curved sides of the tongue, form a semi-circular ring that fits around and secures to a dispensing end of a seasoning dispenser in use. The guide in use prevents steam, moisture or heat from entering the dispensing end of the seasoning dispenser.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: September 26, 2013
    Inventor: Jaques Andre Human
  • Publication number: 20130228596
    Abstract: A dispenser includes a base with a stabilizing rim, a hub, and spokes attached to the rim. The spokes extend inwardly to the hub supporting it with respect to the rim. A cannula is supported by the hub.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2012
    Publication date: September 5, 2013
    Inventor: Michael T. Faulkner
  • Patent number: 8523019
    Abstract: A very compact, stopper style pourer that can be inserted in a wide range of container neck sizes. The above mentioned end stopper is multifunctional, combining pouring, aeration, provision for preservation and capping in an integrated innovative design. The pourer is equipped with an internal aeration system, based on the Venturi principle, a non-protruding, non-drip spout, built inside the stopper, an access opening for a preserving gas supply, a telescopic extension in the container that regulates the aeration and improves the preserving gas usage. The stopper is also fitted with a hinged lid that has a co molded seal and lock, to provide a positive capping. The front face of the lid is suitable in size to carry any logo/marking, similar to any wine container cork-sleeve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Inventors: Michael J. Drobot, Adam Balogh
  • Publication number: 20130214013
    Abstract: A dispensing adaptor is disclosed for tubes of high viscosity compositions. The adaptor includes an adaptor body, the interior of which defines a tube tip receiving opening having a size and shape corresponding to the tip of a tube of high viscosity composition, an adapter tip on the adaptor body through which the tip receiving opening continues, a custom tip for the adapter tip that fits on the adapter tip, and at least two sets of custom tip attachments on the adapter body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2013
    Publication date: August 22, 2013
    Inventor: Michael Milan
  • Patent number: 8505188
    Abstract: The invention relates to a closure device having a two-part base element and a hinged cap pivotally fastened to the base element and movable between a closed and an open setting. The base element is configured in two parts, with one part being a substantially annular fastening element and the other part being a dome-shaped dispensing element inserted into the substantially annular fastening element. The invention also relates to a method of producing such a closure device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Assignee: Aptar Freyung GmbH
    Inventors: Franz Lenz, Gerhard F. K. Jäckel