Integral With Container Walls Patents (Class 222/572)
  • Patent number: 10464329
    Abstract: A liquid container includes an inner bag that is made from a film-shaped member and reserves a liquid therein, and an outer container that accommodates the inner bag therein and has a first opening communicating with a mouth of the inner bag and a second opening for supplying a fluid into a space between the inner bag and an inner wall of the outer container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: DISCO CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kazuma Sekiya
  • Patent number: 9950942
    Abstract: A glass bottle includes a body having a closed end, a shoulder spaced from the end, a neck extending from the shoulder, and a neck finish at an end of the neck for attachment of a closure, characterized in that the neck finish and at least a portion of the neck adjacent to the neck finish have non-circular internal surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: Owens-Brockway Glass Container Inc.
    Inventor: Raul M. Paredes
  • Patent number: 9617024
    Abstract: A method of forming and filling a pouch, comprises forming opposing walls of a film; sealing the opposing walls of film together to form at least one pouch; filling an interior section of the at least one pouch through an opening in an upper portion of the at least one pouch with a flowable material; forming a top sealed expressing-shaped region to close the opening in the at least one pouch; and cradling the pouch with a foldable flat that is more rigid than the pouch that can be folded or rolled to compress the pouch to express the flowable material through the expressing shaped region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: Momentive Performance Materials Inc.
    Inventors: Phillip Neal Sharp, Swen Newman, David C. Thomsen, Anita G. Mooy
  • Patent number: 9421350
    Abstract: A wound management device comprising at least one wall element of flexible sheet material, the device being securable to skin around a wound site to define a space wherein the wound is accessible; and a connector element held to the at least one wall element and affording at least one passage for external communication with the space; wherein the connector element includes at least one formation through which the or a passage extends, for engagement by a member for fluid supply to or removal from the space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignee: Salts Healthcare Limited
    Inventors: Neil Wiltshire, Eric Davison
  • Publication number: 20150136779
    Abstract: Containers are disclosed herein that include a reservoir, a handle disposed on the reservoir at an angle defined by a grip axis. The handle is configured for a single grip position and having a midpoint that coincides with a midpoint of a user's grip when the handle is gripped by a user. A first center of gravity coincident with a resting axis is substantially perpendicular to the bottom wall when the bottom wall is placed on a horizontal surface. A second center of gravity coincident with a carrying axis is substantially perpendicular to the grip axis when the container is carried by the handle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2014
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Applicant: S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
    Inventors: Simon M. Conway, Linda J. Babinski
  • Patent number: 8955716
    Abstract: A one-piece plastic container includes a body defining a longitudinal axis and having an upper portion, a sidewall portion and a base portion. The upper portion has a spout defining an opening into the container and a finish offset radially outwardly from the spout. A trough defines a passage into the body. The trough slopes toward the passage and defines a non-orthogonal angle relative to the longitudinal axis. According to other features, the sidewall portion is integrally formed with and extends from the upper portion to the base portion. The base portion closes off an end of the container. The finish defines a means, such as at least one thread, for attaching a closure thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: Amcor Limited
    Inventors: Michael E. Penny, Christopher Howe, Luke A. Mast, Frederick C. Beuerle
  • Patent number: 8955723
    Abstract: Applicants' invention may retrofit or may be provided initially with a dispensing valve and comprises a second handle, interacting with a valve and/or a valve first handle for dispensing a beverage from the valve. Applicants' invention comprises a valve body typically having at least a pair of handles, one typically upstanding and one downwardly depending both which separately may be moved to actuate the dispensing mechanism within the valve to dispense a beverage therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: Schroeder Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason Minica, David Santy
  • Publication number: 20140376833
    Abstract: A container for holding and delivering liquids is disclosed. A method of making the same is disclosed. The container can have a molded container top, a molded container bottom, a flexible film reservoir, and a handle extending from the container top to the container bottom. The reservoir can be laterally exposed around the entire circumference of the reservoir along a part of the longitudinal length of the reservoir. A thermally insulated reservoir system is disclosed. The reservoir system can have a bag having a multi-layered bag wall. The bag wall can have a first layer sealed to a second layer. The volume defined between the first layer and the second layer can be partially or completely filled with a fluid insulator, such as air or saline solution. The volume defined between the first layer and the second layer can also or alternately be partially or completely filled with a solid insulator, such as a matted fiber layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2014
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Applicant: Hydrapak, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew J. LYON, Samuel M. LOPEZ
  • Publication number: 20140332570
    Abstract: A pour-out member or, for example, a container has a pour-out port 1a through which a viscous fluid is discharged, wherein a hydrophobic layer of fine hydrophobic inorganic particles 20 is selectively formed on an upper end surface of a base member forming the pour-out port 1a. The hydrophobic layer formed on the pour-out port 1a of the pour-out member is not removed or broken through the repetitive use, and stably exhibits a function of preventing the liquid from creeping over extended periods of time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2012
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Applicant: TOYO SEIKAN GROUP HOLDINGS, LTD.
    Inventors: Yosuke Akutsu, Shigetoshi Horiuchi
  • Patent number: 8870026
    Abstract: It is to provide a cheap liquid pouring nozzle having a one-way function for automatically closing an opening port at the same time of stopping the pouring of a packing material to surely prevent the penetration of air into a package bag, in which the detaching of a cap to the pouring nozzle is useless and the production is easy and the fusion-joining to a package bag main body is simple and sure, as well as a package bag using the same and a box for a package bag and a packaging structure. Such a nozzle is a liquid pouring nozzle constituted by fusion-joining its base end portion to an inner surface of a soft package bag main body at a side portion of the package bag main body through a sealant layer as an outermost layer, in which front and rear laminate films comprising a uniaxially oriented or biaxially oriented base film layer and sealant layers sandwiching it are fused to each other at a surrounding portion other than the base end at a posture of opposing one sealant layers to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: Yushin Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yoshikazu Kasai
  • Patent number: 8864016
    Abstract: A vessel composed of a sheet of flexible material, cut, rolled, and affixed to form a frusto-conically shaped base region. The sheet when rolled including an upper region having two opposing flaps, each flap delineated from a remaining portion of the sheet by a path along which the sheet is scored, so that the flaps, when folded along their respective paths, define a single elevated drinking portion having a spout formed between an extension of the base region and at least one of the two flaps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: Compleat LLC
    Inventor: Peter Herman
  • Patent number: 8827123
    Abstract: A dispenser having a container for receiving a volume of food dressing, the dispenser comprising a tube extending between a first end portion having a first opening facing the internal space of the container and a second end portion having a distal end with a second opening facing the atmosphere such that the tube defines a passage between the first and second openings for allowing fluid communication between the internal space of the container and the atmosphere, wherein the tube has a first section extending from the first end portion and a second section ending at the distal end, wherein the passage has a first internal taper along the first section and the second section extends along a curve such that the distal end is generally parallel to the longitudinal axis, and wherein, after pouring, when the dispenser is moved back into an upright position by the user, the food dressing remaining in the passage flows back into the internal space of the container without dripping from the second end portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Trudeau Corporation 1889 Inc.
    Inventors: Patrick Mainville, Benoit Orban, Maxime Langlois
  • Patent number: 8814011
    Abstract: A container (11) for a blender includes a base surface (13) and a blade (20) which is rotatable on an axis above the base surface (13). An arcuate wall (14) and two generally straight walls (15, 16) extend upwardly from the base surface (13) and terminate at the upper end of container (11). The axis of rotation of the blade (20) is closer to the arcuate wall (14) than it is to the generally straight walls (15, 16). A skirt (25) extends downwardly from the base surface (13) and has an opening. Sound baffling fingers (32) extend from the skirt (25) and into the opening. A spout (40) is formed at the intersection of two of the walls (14, 15, 16), the spout (40) having an entry point located approximately twenty to thirty percent of the height of the walls (14, 15, 16) from the upper end of the container (11). A handle (34) is positioned opposite to the spout (40) and a cover (12) includes a plug (55) to close the spout (40).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Vita-Mix Corporation
    Inventor: Robert M. Ulanski
  • Patent number: 8800612
    Abstract: A container is provided that is used as a container permitting easy transfer into another container without spilling of contents at the time of work of refilling. The present invention relates to a container that is fitted in a container body of tubular shape having an open end, a bottom part and a side wall and that transfers contents into a preservation container. This container has: a funnel component (201) provided with a funnel (220) whose diameter decreases from a larger opening side toward a smaller opening side and provided with a plurality of ribs (228) that extend radially from the center of an opening part (222) on the smaller opening side of the funnel (220) so as to bridge a part with another part of the inner surface of the opening part (222) on the smaller opening side; and a container body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Toppan Printing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takeshi Saito, Noriyuki Sasaki, Masashi Goto, Takashi Terayama, Daiji Takeuchi, Toyoaki Naito
  • Patent number: 8777029
    Abstract: A bottle includes a bridge forming a fluid channel, and extending radially outwardly on a bottle neck, from a location spaced axially from a bottle finish to a bottle shoulder. The bridge includes an outer wall offset radially outwardly with respect to walls of the neck and the shoulder and, in transverse cross section, the outer wall includes an incurvate inner surface. The bridge also includes side walls extending between the outer wall of the bridge and the walls of the neck and shoulder and, in transverse cross section, the side walls include straight inner surfaces disposed at chordal angles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: Owens-Brockway Glass Container Inc.
    Inventors: Raul M. Paredes, Douglas Laib, Allan Henderson
  • Publication number: 20140144950
    Abstract: The present relates to a product, and method of manufacturing a product, having a cross-sectional area of a void volume which is greater than the cross-sectional area of the opening of the collar.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2013
    Publication date: May 29, 2014
    Applicant: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Guy Hubert Stephane Sylvain CULERON, Francisco Miguel DE TAVARES DUARTE NOGUEIRA, Vincent Hubert M. DE WILDE
  • Patent number: 8714417
    Abstract: A jar body is unitarily formed as a single piece and includes an externally-threaded neck having a rim defining a jar mouth. A main body has a sidewall and a base. A shoulder extends outward from an upper end of the main body to couple the main body to the neck. An interior pour channel is formed along the neck.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: Plastek Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Alex S. Szekely
  • Publication number: 20140014551
    Abstract: A holding device for one shape of medicine includes a bendable mat with an upper face and a lower face and a plurality of bendable grooves in the upper face having a length and a width substantially the same as a length and a width of one shape of medicine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2013
    Publication date: January 16, 2014
    Inventor: Joseph Farco
  • Publication number: 20130308417
    Abstract: A container (11) for a blender includes a base surface (13) and a blade (20) which is rotatable on an axis above the base surface (13). An arcuate wall (14) and two generally straight walls (15, 16) extend upwardly from the base surface (13) and terminate at the upper end of container (11). The axis of rotation of the blade (20) is closer to the arcuate wall (14) than it is to the generally straight walls (15, 16). A skirt (25) extends downwardly from the base surface (13) and has an opening. Sound baffling fingers (32) extend from the skirt (25) and into the opening. A spout (40) is formed at the intersection of two of the walls (14, 15, 16), the spout (40) having an entry point located approximately twenty to thirty percent of the height of the walls (14, 15, 16) from the upper end of the container (11). A handle (34) is positioned opposite to the spout (40) and a cover (12) includes a plug (55) to close the spout (40).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2013
    Publication date: November 21, 2013
    Applicant: Vita-Mix Corporation
    Inventor: Robert M. ULANSKI
  • Patent number: 8567620
    Abstract: A container includes a storage chamber for the reception of a filler material and a neck which contains a discharge passage for dispensing the filler material. The neck is surrounded by a shock absorbing element that has a first end connected to the neck, a jacket circumferentially spaced about the neck to form an intermediate space and a second end also spaced from the neck. The shock absorbing element ensures that the neck remains intact on an impact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: Sulzer Mixpac AG
    Inventors: Josef Ettlin, Sasan Habibi-Naini
  • 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: 8561843
    Abstract: A spout (20) which attaches to a container body (10), wherein the spout (20) is provided with a spout body (21), and a closing portion (22) which closes a discharge port of the aforementioned spout body (21); the aforementioned spout body (21) has an attachment (24) which is attached to a container body (10) in a liquid-tight manner, and an outer cylinder (25) which is positioned on the outer side of the container body (10); and the closing portion (22) is connected to a discharge port of the outer cylinder (25) in a manner which enables it to be snapped off, and is provided with projections (29) which extend toward the spout body (21) side. In addition, there is a spouted container (1) to which the aforementioned spout (20) is attached.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Assignee: Hosokawa Yoko Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kazuhiro Umenaka
  • Patent number: 8505807
    Abstract: A vessel composed of a sheet of flexible material, cut, rolled, and affixed to form a frusto-conically shaped base region. The sheet when rolled including an upper region having two opposing flaps, each flap delineated from a remaining portion of the sheet by a path along which the sheet is scored, so that the flaps, when folded along their respective paths, define a single elevated drinking portion having a spout formed between an extension of the base region and at least one of the two flaps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Assignee: Compleat LLC
    Inventor: Peter Herman
  • Publication number: 20130181004
    Abstract: Disclosed is a bottle for containing liquid content including a body portion, at least part or the entire portion of an upper portion of which is provided with a plurality of guides which protrudes inward from an inside surface thereof and is in a spiral pattern so that the liquid content can be guided towards an opening of a neck portion of the bottle while spirally revolving inside the bottle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2013
    Publication date: July 18, 2013
    Inventors: KYUNG IL JUNG, YOUNGTACK SHIM
  • Patent number: 8485400
    Abstract: A pouch with a nozzle has a reliable dispensing opening. The pouch holds liquid contents. The pouch has a shell portion formed by sealing two plies of plastic together to form a pouch volume and a nozzle portion which communicates with the inside of the shell portion. The nozzle portion is formed by a series of embossments which form a reliably open passage for dispensing fluid. Three sets of embossments include a plane shape, a dot shape or a line shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Assignee: Toyo Seikan Kaisha, Ltd.
    Inventors: Souichi Kawakami, Kazumi Ozawa, Koichi Ishizaka, Takayuki Aikawa, Kazuyuki Kurosawa
  • Patent number: 8474375
    Abstract: A juicer arrangement comprises a motor-driven appliance (1), capable of extracting juice from fruit, and a vessel (10) for receiving the juice. The appliance has a tubular outlet duct (9) through which juice can flow; the duct consisting of an inner portion (12) that is fixed to the appliance (1) and an outer portion (13) which can be rotated, relative to the inner portion (12), about the longitudinal axis (12a) of the tubular outlet duct (9). Near the outlet end of the outer portion (13) of the outlet duct there is provided a chordally-extending internal wall (15), configured such that, in one rotational position of the outer portion (13) of the duct relative to the inner portion (12), the wall (15) is positioned to act as an anti-dripping dam member to resist liquid flow through the outlet duct (9). In another rotational position of the outer portion (13) of the duct relative to the inner portion (12), the wall (15) is inverted, leaving a gap through which juice can be dispensed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2013
    Assignee: Kenwood Limited
    Inventors: Nick Jays, Adam Wade
  • Publication number: 20130146616
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a container having a hollow shell defining a body with a dispensing aperture, and a bag within the shell, the open end of the bag extending through the dispensing aperture and being secured with respect to the outside of the shell. The bag is made from a material suitable for containing the intended contents of the container. The shell may be formed from a material that would not be suitable for containing the intended contents of the container alone. The shell may be formed from a biodegradable material, such as wood or paper pulp. The bag may be separated from the main body of the container to allow for separate disposal. The container may be sealed by providing a spout through which the contents of the container are to be dispensed, and by folding the spout over to create a nip which seals the container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2012
    Publication date: June 13, 2013
    Applicant: GreenBottle Limited
    Inventor: Martin Myerscough
  • Patent number: 8418886
    Abstract: It is to provide a cheap liquid pouring nozzle having a one-way function for automatically closing an opening port at the same time of stopping the pouring of a packing material to surely prevent the penetration of air into a package bag, in which the detaching of a cap to the pouring nozzle is useless and the production is easy and the fusion-joining to a package bag main body is simple and sure, as well as a package bag using the same and a box for a package bag and a packaging structure. Such a nozzle is a liquid pouring nozzle constituted by fusion-joining its base end portion to an inner surface of a soft package bag main body at a side portion of the package bag main body through a sealant layer as an outermost layer, in which front and rear laminate films comprising a uniaxially oriented or biaxially oriented base film layer and sealant layers sandwiching it are fused to each other at a surrounding portion other than the base end at a posture of opposing one sealant layers to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2013
    Assignee: Yushin Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yoshikazu Kasai
  • Patent number: 8418884
    Abstract: It is to provide a cheap liquid pouring nozzle having a one-way function for automatically closing an opening port at the same time of stopping the pouring of a packing material to surely prevent the penetration of air into a package bag, in which the detaching of a cap to the pouring nozzle is useless and the production is easy and the fusion-joining to a package bag main body is simple and sure, as well as a package bag using the same and a box for a package bag and a packaging structure. Such a nozzle is a liquid pouring nozzle constituted by fusion-joining its base end portion to an inner surface of a soft package bag main body at a side portion of the package bag main body through a sealant layer as an outermost layer, in which front and rear laminate films comprising a uniaxially oriented or biaxially oriented base film layer and sealant layers sandwiching it are fused to each other at a surrounding portion other than the base end at a posture of opposing one sealant layers to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2013
    Assignee: Yushin Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yoshikazu Kasai
  • Patent number: 8418885
    Abstract: It is to provide a cheap liquid pouring nozzle having a one-way function for automatically closing an opening port at the same time of stopping the pouring of a packing material to surely prevent the penetration of air into a package bag, in which the detaching of a cap to the pouring nozzle is useless and the production is easy and the fusion-joining to a package bag main body is simple and sure, as well as a package bag using the same and a box for a package bag and a packaging structure. Such a nozzle is a liquid pouring nozzle constituted by fusion-joining its base end portion to an inner surface of a soft package bag main body at a side portion of the package bag main body through a sealant layer as an outermost layer, in which front and rear laminate films comprising a uniaxially oriented or biaxially oriented base film layer and sealant layers sandwiching it are fused to each other at a surrounding portion other than the base end at a posture of opposing one sealant layers to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2013
    Assignee: Yushin Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yoshikazu Kasai
  • Patent number: 8413846
    Abstract: It is to provide a cheap liquid pouring nozzle having a one-way function for automatically closing an opening port at the same time of stopping the pouring of a packing material to surely prevent the penetration of air into a package bag, in which the detaching of a cap to the pouring nozzle is useless and the production is easy and the fusion-joining to a package bag main body is simple and sure, as well as a package bag using the same and a box for a package bag and a packaging structure. Such a nozzle is a liquid pouring nozzle constituted by fusion-joining its base end portion to an inner surface of a soft package bag main body at a side portion of the package bag main body through a sealant layer as an outermost layer, in which front and rear laminate films comprising a uniaxially oriented or biaxially oriented base film layer and sealant layers sandwiching it are fused to each other at a surrounding portion other than the base end at a posture of opposing one sealant layers to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2013
    Assignee: Yushin Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yoshikazu Kasai
  • Publication number: 20130075432
    Abstract: A vessel for dispensing a fluid contained therein includes a bottom surface, a side wall extending upwardly from the bottom surface and terminating at an open upper rim, two or more spouts extending outwardly from the side wall and being disposed along the open upper rim and arranged for simultaneously dispensing the fluid from the vessel in use, and one or more raised rim portions. The or each raised rim portion is located between a group of two spouts of the two or more spouts and is adapted to inhibit a flow of the fluid over a central portion of the open upper rim located between the spouts of the group of two spouts in use. Advantageously, fluid can be dispensed from the two or more spouts simultaneously into two or more drinking vessels, thereby saving time when preparing more than one of the same drink.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2012
    Publication date: March 28, 2013
    Inventor: Con Staveris
  • Publication number: 20120301851
    Abstract: Provided herein is a toothpaste composition, tube, and delivery system/kit. The disclosure also provides methods for use of the toothpaste composition and/or delivery system/kit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2012
    Publication date: November 29, 2012
    Inventors: Christina M. Petersen, Marcy E. Freeman
  • Patent number: 8201688
    Abstract: The flexible fluid-carrying pouch for use with a personal hygiene device includes a front panel portion, a rear panel portion and two side edge gussets connecting the front and rear panel portions. The pouch is sealed along a bottom edge. The pouch includes a top edge which has a central portion which is sealed against a spout element, which permits exit of the fluid from the pouch, and further has two sealed side wing portions which extend upwardly alongside the spout element, providing a jogged arrangement for the top edge of the pouch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2012
    Assignee: Proctor and Gamble Corporation
    Inventors: James R. Burfiend, Daniel J. Greene
  • Patent number: 8062424
    Abstract: A method for encapsulating a substrate includes placing a hardened encapsulant material in a container. The encapsulant material is then heated and stirred until it is in a liquid or gel state. The liquid encapsulant material is held in the container in a vacuum state and dispensed over semiconductor dies along a guide, which allows the liquid encapsulant material to cool slightly before it covers a die.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2011
    Assignee: Freescale Semiconductor, Inc.
    Inventors: Vermal Raja Manikam, Boon Yew Low, Vittal Raja Manikam
  • Patent number: 7959043
    Abstract: A tea kettle with a spout and a handle extends from a body, wherein the handle and spout are offset from one another such that when the body is tilted during pouring of a hot liquid contained therein, hot vapor from the liquid substantially is diverted away from the handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2011
    Assignee: Anderson Associates
    Inventors: Luke Anderson, J. Dwight Anderson
  • Patent number: 7745210
    Abstract: A vessel for culturing of cells is disclosed. The vessel is capable of exhausting substantially all liquid material from the vessel's internal volume through an outlet port. A flange incorporated with the outlet port is utilized as a flow diverter for removing liquid media from internal surfaces of the vessel. The flange also engages the vessel body so that the flow of a liquid medium is directed outward from the internal surfaces of the vessel through the outlet port. The top surface, flange base, and planar surfaces of the flange further assist to redirect surface tension of the fluid toward the port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2010
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventor: Gregory Roger Martin
  • Patent number: 7708186
    Abstract: The present invention is a liquid-in-box container. A liquid-in-box container in accordance with the present invention may comprise: (a) a box; (b) a liquid-containing receptacle; (c) a spout; (d) a spout outlet aperture; (e) a first hand-hold aperture; (f) a second hand-hold aperture; (g) a third hand-hold aperture; and (h) a fourth hand-hold aperture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2010
    Assignee: ConAgra Foods RDM, Inc.
    Inventor: Adam Pawlick
  • Patent number: 7703641
    Abstract: An improved container for storing, dispensing and handling viscous and semi-viscous fluids such as paint and the like, having novel spout and other design features that enable substantially dripless dispensing and improved handling and storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2010
    Assignee: The Sherwin-Williams Company
    Inventors: Michael H. Bravo, Craig M. Rowles, John P. Sullivan, David Markham, Mark W. Scott, Chris van Buiten, Gregory J. Mascoli, Robert Slack, Corinna Lee
  • Publication number: 20090255953
    Abstract: A dispenser (10) for dispensing a mixture (6) of a first flowable material (4) and a second flowable material (5) has a container (12) having a first chamber (20) and a second chamber (30). The first chamber (20) is adapted to contain the first material (4) and the second chamber (30) is adapted to contain the second material (5). The dispenser (10) further comprises a first membrane (50a) separating the first and second chambers (20,30), and a second membrane (50b) connected to the container (12) proximate the second chamber (30). Pressure applied to the first membrane (50a) fractures the first membrane (50a) wherein the first flowable material (4) and the second flowable material (5) mix to form a mixture (6). Pressure applied to the second membrane (50b) fractures the second membrane (50b) to dispense the mixture (6).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2009
    Publication date: October 15, 2009
    Applicant: JAMES ALEXANDER CORPORATION
    Inventors: Richard J. May, Francesca Fazzolari, David G. Robinson, Alexander T. Davidson
  • Publication number: 20090152307
    Abstract: An example tube for receiving a fluent material includes a generally large container portion and a nozzle molded with the container portion. The nozzle has a dispensing tip shaped to dispense a non-cylindrical bead.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2007
    Publication date: June 18, 2009
    Inventors: David Binder, Frederick Binder
  • Patent number: 7416704
    Abstract: This invention provides a hand held pipette which is ergonomically designed to reduce user fatigue and injury. The pipette preferably includes a nozzle extending downward at a selected angle from a point near the top of a base portion of the pipette, the base portion being grasped by the operator's hand, and may also include a hook extending from a second point near the top of the body portion which is angularly spaced from the first point, which hook extends over a portion of a user's hand to support the pipette thereon. The pipette is also designed to permits operation with the user's wrist and arm in a neutral position and minimizes local pressure points on the operator's hand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2008
    Assignee: VistaLab Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard E. Scordato, Lou Ann Page, Kevin Costello, Sonya Schieffer, Gary Shigeru Natsume
  • Publication number: 20080137998
    Abstract: The flexible fluid-carrying pouch for use with a personal hygiene device includes a front panel portion, a rear panel portion and two side edge gussets connecting the front and rear panel portions. The pouch is sealed along a bottom edge. The pouch includes a top edge which has a central portion which is sealed against a spout element, which permits exit of the fluid from the pouch, and further has two sealed side wing portions which extend upwardly alongside the spout element, providing a jogged arrangement for the top edge of the pouch.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2004
    Publication date: June 12, 2008
    Applicant: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS ELECTRONICS N.V.
    Inventors: James R. Burfiend, Daniel J. Greene
  • Publication number: 20080116206
    Abstract: The present invention is a liquid-in-box container. A liquid-in-box container in accordance with the present invention may comprise: (a) a box; (b) a liquid-containing receptacle; (c) a spout; (d) a spout outlet aperture; (e) a first hand-hold aperture; (f) a second hand-hold aperture; (g) a third hand-hold aperture; and (h) a fourth hand-hold aperture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2006
    Publication date: May 22, 2008
    Inventor: Adam Pawlick
  • Patent number: 7299954
    Abstract: A handheld extruder welding device is provided for welding thermoplastic synthetic materials by means of an extrusion screw with a feed zone and a conveying/plasticizing zone. In the area of the feed zone, a feed channel with a ridge running in longitudinal direction is located in a sleeve. This ridge prevents the inserted plastic welding wire from twisting and looping inside and especially outside the handheld extruder welding device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2007
    Assignee: Leister Process Technologies
    Inventors: Guiseppe De Miceli, Hans Arnold
  • Patent number: 7243865
    Abstract: A nozzle for generating a high-pressure jet of a flowable medium, having a nozzle body and a nozzle disk which is embedded in the nozzle body in a recess. The nozzle body includes an axial nozzle bore which leads into at least one of an inlet bore and an outlet bore. The nozzle disk rests under compressive strain on contact surfaces of the recess. Also included is a method for creating a nozzle having a nozzle disk embedded in a nozzle body, the steps comprising: providing a nozzle disk; forming a nozzle body around the nozzle disk in a recess so as to create compressive strain on contact surfaces of the nozzle disk.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2007
    Assignee: Hammelmann Maschinenfabrik GmbH
    Inventor: Michael Jarchau
  • Patent number: 7036693
    Abstract: A paint container includes a body having a bottom, a plurality of side walls, and a top. An attachment mechanism is located proximate the top. A cap is configured to be secured to the attachment mechanism. A spout extends upward proximate the top and is at least partially surrounded by the attachment mechanism. A channel located between the attachment mechanism and the spout permits paint spilled into the channel to flow back into the paint container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2006
    Assignee: Masterchem Industries LLC
    Inventors: Michael J. Walsh, James N. McDerby, Jr., Norman Morfeld, Cynthia S. Sherrill, Stephen L. Crouse, Douglas W. Newman, Jeffrey A. Schutte, Mark Gilbertson, Scott G. Manke, Michael Brock
  • Patent number: 6880590
    Abstract: A ladle including: a concave peripheral wall having a wall peripheral edge delimiting a containment volume. The ladle peripheral wall includes a pouring section for facilitating the pouring out of foodstuff from the containment volume. The pouring section has a symmetrically concave configuration. A collecting section is provided for facilitating the collection of foodstuff from a container into the containment volume. The collecting section defines a scraping sub-section wherein the wall peripheral edge has a substantially rectilinear configuration, the scraping subsection extending integrally from the pouring section. The collecting section also defines a cornering sub-section wherein the wall peripheral edge has a substantially convex configuration, the cornering sub-section extending integrally from the scraping sub-section. A handle extends from the ladle peripheral wall intermediate the pouring section and the cornering sub-section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2005
    Inventor: Randall Cornfield
  • Patent number: 6755328
    Abstract: A multiple spout pitcher which allows selectively pouring a beverage alone or the beverage and ice contained therein. The pitcher includes a bottom wall and upwardly dependent side wall which terminates at an open upper rim. A handle extends outwardly from the side wall to facilitate picking up the pitcher container by hand. An ice restricting spout is formed outwardly from the side wall at the upper rim opposite the handle. The ice restricting spout includes a pair of opposing inwardly extending restrictor flaps to hold the ice back without unduly restricting the flow of beverage while pouring. A larger and wider ice passing spout is formed outwardly from the side wall at the upper rim between the handle and the ice restricting spout which allows the ice as well as the beverage to pour. The pitcher may be constructed with the ice passing spout disposed to the left or the right of the handle as desired for use by right-handed or left-handed persons.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2004
    Inventor: Richard E. Franco
  • Patent number: 6689279
    Abstract: A device used in separating flowing substances and can be placed inside the top of a dispenser. The device separates high viscosity liquid from a low viscosity liquid. The device is comprised of a smooth conical funnel piece inverted into the dispenser containing the substance. The top of the device is flat and the top rim of the device extends horizontal across the dispenser's neck opening. Rim of the device may be adjusted for size by applying pressure at a break point and snap off excess in the flat portion of the device's rim. Device can be separately manufactured or molded with the container as part of the dispenser's top aperture. It can also be molded with the dispensers cover. When the container is inverted, the lighter weight viscosity liquid is retained in the area around the inverted nozzle of the device. The thicker high viscosity liquid can now be discharged from the opening of the dispenser by applying pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2000
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2004
    Inventor: Elizabeth F. Train