Miscellaneous (e.g., Outlet Shapes) Patents (Class 222/575)
  • Patent number: 10799690
    Abstract: An applicator 270 includes a stem 174 having an axially-formed slot delivery passage 200. A slot 350 is formed transaxially through the stem 174 and is in communication with the slot delivery passage 200. An extended side wall 350b is formed on one side of the slot 350. A flat surface 354, which is formed in the stem 174, is spaced and extends angularly away from an opposite side of the slot 176 and from the extended side wall 350b to provide for direct and lateral dispensing of a cream 280 onto a tissue 242 of a patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: SYRINGE LLC
    Inventors: Armand Maaskamp, Ryan Maaskamp, Irwin R. Berman, Gervasio Salgado, Richard D. Gillespie, III
  • Patent number: 10722916
    Abstract: A caulk wiping attachment for a caulk gun includes a tube having at least one open end for providing a circular wiping edge. The tube can be attached directly to a barrel of the caulk gun or to a disposable caulk cartridge installed into the barrel of the caulk gun. The tube can be cylindrical with an annular cross section. The tube can be attached to the caulk cartridge using a sleeve slipped over the caulk cartridge, the tube being attached to an outside of the sleeve. A disposable liner or cup can be held within the tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Caulk Garbage Can LLC
    Inventor: William A. Demeris, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10449342
    Abstract: An applicator for administration of a medicament comprises a container in fluid communication with a dispenser having a plurality of non-deformable structures configured for retaining a predetermined volume of a liquid medicament delivered from the container. The dispenser is capable of delivering at least a part of said predetermined volume of said liquid medicament to a surface upon contact therewith.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: INNOVATIVE PHARMACEUTICAL CONCEPTS (IPC) INC.
    Inventors: Pinchas Burstein, Joshua Altman, Moshe Tshuva
  • 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: 8784915
    Abstract: The invention proposes to dispense a substance from a container filled with a single portion of a substance. The container comprises a preformed deformable body, preferably made of sheet material, defining a filling cavity which body has an opening and an integral planar circumferential rim surrounding said opening, which opening is closed by a cover sheet which is sealed to the circumferential rim by means of a circumferential sealing seam. The container with the substance is opened by making use of the deformability of the cover sheet. A support surface supports the cover sheet except at the position of a recess. The recess is positioned at least over a part of the circumferential sealing seam. Upon compression of the container body the substance is pressurized and the cover sheet bulges out into the recess such that the sealing seam is broken at the location where the bulge is formed resulting in the container being open.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: MDS Global Holding Ltd.
    Inventors: Lucas Alphonsus Maria Evers, Edouard Sterngold
  • Patent number: 8727148
    Abstract: A cap is received on an associated bottle opening. The cap preferably includes an annular body and a sidewall that includes a thread member extending around at least a portion of an inner surface thereof. A closing surface extends substantially perpendicular to the sidewall and is dimensioned to cover the associated bottle opening. As disclosed, an opening in the cap closing surface has first, second, and third portions that each form distinct interconnected narrow, intermediate, and large pour opening portions. A lid is selectively received on the closing surface and includes a seal extending outwardly from a surface thereof. The seal includes similarly dimensioned first, second, and third portions that conform to and selectively seal with the first, second, and third portions of the cap opening. Another exemplary embodiment includes a tear-away panel portion that includes a tab to aid in removal of the panel portion and forming the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Creative Edge Design Group, Ltd.
    Inventors: Daniel P. Soehnlen, Gregory M. Soehnlen
  • Patent number: 8695854
    Abstract: An intermediate bulk container (IBC) for storing and offloading materials comprises a portable tank including a bottom wall having a bottom discharge outlet. A discharge assembly comprises a sweep elbow and an outlet valve. The sweep elbow has an inlet connected to the discharge outlet and an outlet connected to the outlet valve. A bottom interior surface of the sweep elbow proximate the sweep elbow outlet is substantially even with a valve opening inside the outlet valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: Hoover Materials Handling Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Dean Hartley, Scott T. Meints
  • Publication number: 20140061251
    Abstract: A dispensing head for a system for dispensing a pressurized product, the head including a body having a mounting shaft for the head on a tube for supplying the pressurized product and a channel for dispensing the product between the shaft and an orifice for dispensing the product, the dispensing orifice being formed between two longitudinal walls, upper and lower, respectively, which are connected on either side, respectively, by a lateral wall of which the transverse dimension is smaller than the longitudinal dimension of the longitudinal walls, and each of the lateral walls has a projection that extends between the longitudinal walls, at least the walls of the dispensing orifice including an antimicrobial agent for the product to be dispensed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2013
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Inventors: Richard Bloc, Bernard Clerget
  • Patent number: 8607458
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to an implement holder and a flexible tube handle that has semi-rigid or flexible walls. The tube handle has a frame adapted to be removably secured to the sealed end of the flexible tube. The frame has an attachment portion and a tool portion. The attachment portion has a first surface adapted to generally encircle and/or grip a portion of the sealed end or body of the flexible tube and the tool portion has a tube holder adapted to receive a tool or having a tool affixed thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Assignee: Handsfree Marketing, Inc.
    Inventors: Bijan Hosseini, Scott Haynes Stevenson
  • Patent number: 8584906
    Abstract: A pump head for a displacement pump used in a bottle dispenser and configured to minimize misdirection of solution dispensed through an orifice thereof. The pump head is an integrally molded one piece structure, having an elliptical outlet orifice that lies in a substantially horizontal plane, and having a major axis substantially twice that of the minor axis. The configuration and the positioning of the orifice minimizes clogging or coagulation of certain solutions, obscures such coagulation from view, and minimizes the misdirection of any dispensing through the nozzle orifice that would otherwise result from clogging or coagulation. The pump head is particularly adapted for use with displacement pumps employed in bottle dispensers and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Assignee: GOJO Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Weston R. Houghton, Estella Allen, Eugene W. Ray
  • Patent number: 8574510
    Abstract: In some aspects, an analyte sensor is provided for detecting an analyte concentration level in a bio-fluid sample. The analyte sensor has a base with first and second ends, a concave recess in the first end, a second end receiving surface, and a sidewall extending between the ends. An electrode may be provided on the receiving surface with an electrochemically-active region coupled to the electrode. A conductor in electrical contact with the electrode may extend along the sidewall and may be adapted to be in electrical contact with a first contact of an analyte meter. Manufacturing methods and systems utilizing and dispensing the analyte sensors are provided, as are numerous other aspects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignee: Bayer Healthcare LLC
    Inventors: Igor Gofman, Robert S. Sams
  • Patent number: 8534502
    Abstract: There is provided a dispenser for use in dispensing distinct portions of a powdered foodstuff. The dispenser has a container defining an interior in the form of a basin, the basin provided with a dispensing outlet; and receivable by and movable within the basin, an insert provided with plural open compartments each for holding a distinct portion of the powdered foodstuff. Each open compartment of the insert is provided with a compartment outlet arranged such that by moving the insert within the basin one compartment outlet at a time may be brought into registration with the dispensing outlet for dispensing of the distinct portion of the powdered foodstuff held thereby.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Assignee: Brother Max Limited
    Inventors: Jonathan Morris Gold, Daniel Jason Tyler, Christopher Earl Nightingale
  • Patent number: 8470249
    Abstract: An apparatus for making a gaseous clathrate has a closed reaction vessel to which are fed a reaction gas and a reaction liquid while an interior of the vessel is maintained at a predetermined pressure and a predetermined temperature so that the gaseous clathrate is formed in the vessel. An outlet nozzle on the vessel defines a flow passage opening into the vessel and having an inner wall surface extending between an inner inlet end inside the vessel and an outer outlet end. The passage extends along an axis, is rotation-symmetrical about the axis, and is of decreasing flow cross section from its inner end to its outer end. The inner wall surface is curved in an S-shape from the inner end to the outer end so that pressure in the vessel forces the formed clathrate out through the passage with increasing compression as the flow cross section decreases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2013
    Assignee: Reto Mebes
    Inventor: Bernd Bonso
  • Patent number: 8413858
    Abstract: A pouring insert is provided for insertion into a container outlet, for example a bottleneck, for aerating liquids pored from the container. This is achieved by a combination of a hollow, tapering jacket with a hollow pipe axially disposed within it. The jacket features a plurality of elongated slots penetrating the jacket and allowing for liquid/air flow therethrough. The invention furthermore relates to a bottle pourer having a spout and the pouring insert described herein. The invention also relates to the use of the pouring insert and of the bottle pourer for aerating wine. Finally, the present invention relates to a method of manufacturing the pouring insert by injection molding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2013
    Assignee: Ideas Denmark A/S
    Inventors: Lone Ogård Rasmussen, Henrik Casper
  • Patent number: 8336745
    Abstract: A dispensing closure has a key-hole shaped flow conduit that provides a sufficient flow restriction to prevent unwanted spurting of the product. The dispensing closure includes a closure body with an upper and lower deck, inner and outer skirt, and a flow conduit extending through the upper deck. The flow conduit includes including two or more vertically oriented walls and a bottom wall. The vertically oriented walls define a fluid trapping area and a partition wall depending downwardly from said upper deck. The bottom wall configured and arranged to be positioned along a horizontal axis. The flow conduit includes one entrance orifice having one entrance axis and an exit orifice having an exit axis. The entrance axis is stepped or offset from the exit axis whereby the flow conduit provides a non-linear flow path of product from an interior of the closure to an exterior of the closure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: MWV Slatersville, LLC
    Inventors: Patrick J. Brannon, Clifford W. Skillin, Sergey Romanov
  • Patent number: 8336758
    Abstract: There is shown and described a pouring element for a package for holding flowable or pourable products, and particularly a cardboard/plastics composite package having a gabletop, said pouring element having a pouring passage, the pouring passage having passage cross-sections of substantially identical areas arranged perpendicularly to its centerline, the outer passage cross-sections of the pouring passage being a product inlet opening and a substantially circular product outlet opening and the product inlet opening having associated with it a flange for connection to the package. To enable improved pouring characteristics to be achieved without having to accept disproportionately large costs and complication in production, provision is made, in the form for application, for the product inlet opening to be of an elongated shape which is not symmetrical in rotation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: SIG Technology AG
    Inventor: Volker Scheu
  • Patent number: 8336744
    Abstract: The flow limiting bottle cap secures to a container having a threaded neck and allows a user to select an open or a closed position without removing the cap from a container. Additionally fluid from within a container, when poured, forms multiple separate streams in laminar flow. The cap provides a pattern of conically shaped holes for passing of fluid. Each hole has edge conditions for adjusting the flow relative to pouring. The cap opens by raising an upper portion and closes by lowering the upper portion or by rotating the upper portion to expose the holes and closing by rotating oppositely to block the holes. Knurling upon the perimeter of the upper portion aids the user. An internal seal also excludes atmospheric communication to reduce spoilage of fluids within a container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Inventor: David L. Griffin
  • Patent number: 8302824
    Abstract: A dispensing closure has a flow conduit that provides a sufficient flow restriction to prevent unwanted spurting of the product when the container is initially opened. The dispensing closure includes a closure body with an upper deck and a flow conduit extending through the upper deck. The flow conduit includes an entry orifice having an entrance axis and an exit orifice having an exit axis. The entrance axis is parallel to, but not co-linear with, the exit axis to provide a non-linear flow path from an interior of the closure to the exterior of the closure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Polytop LLC
    Inventors: Patrick J Brannon, Clifford W. Skillin, Sergey Romanov
  • Patent number: 8221734
    Abstract: Non-pressurized shaving compositions are described that provide a warm/hot sensation during use as the result of an exothermic redox reaction. The compositions are post-foaming via nascent gas release in situ due to the generation of carbon dioxide. The carbon dioxide induced foam is maintained for several minutes after the compositions are dispensed, whereby the compositions are capable of providing both a warm sensation and sustained lather, a balance which heretofore has been a significant challenge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Alexander Novikov, Uday Marutirao Patil, Robert John Willicut
  • Patent number: 8215345
    Abstract: A fuel dispensing nozzle system including a spout configured to dispense fuel flowing therethrough, and a flow shaper positioned in the spout such that fuel flowing through the spout passes through the flow shaper. The flow shaper includes a central cavity and a plurality of outer cavities positioned about the central cavity. The central cavity and the plurality of outer cavities each have a L/D ratio, wherein the L/D ratio of the central cavity is less than the L/D ratio of each of the outer cavities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2012
    Assignee: Delaware Capital Formation, Inc.
    Inventor: Bryan William Clever
  • Publication number: 20120132317
    Abstract: A dosage-dispensing unit with an interior space, delimited by a lateral wall and a bottom portion. The bottom portion further includes an outlet orifice. The dosage-dispensing unit can be connected to a holder device of a dosage-dispensing device. The holder device is supported by constraints that allow movement in a prescribed direction. The outlet orifice has a central longitudinal axis that is oriented at a predetermined angle relative to this prescribed direction of movement. The internal surface of the bottom portion facing towards the interior space includes a surface region having at least a line segment that starts at the outlet orifice and extends in the prescribed direction of movement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2011
    Publication date: May 31, 2012
    Applicant: Mettler-Toledo AG
    Inventor: Paul Lüchinger
  • Patent number: 8127971
    Abstract: A dispenser system for flowable material includes several interchangeable cartridge assemblies for retaining flowable material, each cartridge assembly including a dispensing piston sealingly and slidably retained within a cylinder, the cylinder having a distal cylinder dispensing end to which a material passing attachment can be sealingly mounted and having a proximal cylinder mounting end, and the piston including a piston head for creating the slidable seal within the cylinder and a piston drive mechanism connected to the piston; a drive structure for engaging and mounting the cartridge assembly and for progressively driving the flowable material out of the cartridge assembly and onto a target surface, the drive structure including a cartridge assembly engagement structure and having a piston drive mechanism which drivably and releasibly engages the piston drive mechanism upon fitting the cylinder to the engagement structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2012
    Inventors: Steve Chininis, Mel Kennedy, Richard C. Levy, Jose Longoria, Susan Matsumoto
  • Patent number: 8110029
    Abstract: An integrated system [1000] is described for reducing operating costs of power plants while keeping gaseous pollutants in exhaust flue gasses, such as Mercury (Hg), below acceptable limits. Controller [1800] monitors and controls operation of a scrubber [1300], activator injection system [1400], sorbent injection system [1500] and a filter [1600]. Scrubber [1300] provides a neutralizer to remove SO2 emissions. Activator injection system [1400] provides and activator that increases affinity of the pollutant gasses for a sorbent. Sorbent injection system [1500] employs novel low friction injection lances [1590] that evenly distribute the sorbent particles. A filter [1600] collects the sorbent particles that cake onto filter bags [1620] that are periodically cleaned. A controller [1800] receives the costs of materials consumed and the filter bag life for the plant and performs an optimization of the multiple variables to minimize costs while keeping the pollutant emissions below a prescribed limit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2012
    Assignee: ALSTOM Technology Ltd
    Inventors: David J. Matteson, James P. Sutton, Rebecca L. Tobiasz, Martin J. Kozlak
  • Publication number: 20110240763
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to a spray gun for spraying fluid materials such as paints, stains, and the like, and more specifically, but not by limitation, to a fluid container connection for a spray gun. In one example, a sprayer is provided and includes a housing and a fluid container cover attached to the housing. The fluid container cover is configured to be removably coupled to a fluid container. The fluid container cover comprises a portion having a first side facing the fluid container and second side facing a direction generally opposite the first side. At least one orifice is formed through the portion between the first side and the second side. The fluid container includes at least one connection mechanism configured to be received by the at least one orifice and engage the second side of the portion of the fluid container cover.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2010
    Publication date: October 6, 2011
    Applicant: Wagner Spray Tech Corporation
    Inventors: John M. Svendsen, Jeffrey M. Smith
  • Patent number: 8028417
    Abstract: The present invention is directed toward a tool holder for a flexible tube that contains a composition used in connection with the tool. The tool holder has a frame adapted to be secured the sealed end of the flexible tube and a tool portion having a tool such as a razor blade, a brush, a cosmetic scraper blade, a planar scraper blade, a massager head, sandpaper, polishing, and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2011
    Assignee: HandsFree Marketing, Inc.
    Inventors: Bijan Hosseini, Scott Haynes Stevenson
  • Patent number: 7980432
    Abstract: A dispensing closure has a key-hole shaped flow conduit that provides a sufficient flow restriction to prevent unwanted spurting of the product when the container is initially opened. The dispensing closure includes a closure body with an upper and lower deck, inner and outer skirt, and a flow conduit extending through the upper deck. The outer skirt is configured to mount to a product container. The flow conduit includes including two or more vertically oriented walls and a bottom wall. The bottom wall configured and arranged to be positioned along a horizontal axis. The flow conduit includes one or more entrance orifices having one or more entrance axes and an exit orifice having an exit axis. The entrance axis is stepped or offset from the exit axis whereby the flow conduit provides a non-linear flow path of product from an interior of the closure to an exterior of the closure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2011
    Assignee: Polytop Corporation
    Inventors: Patrick J. Brannon, Clifford W. Skillin, Sergey Romanov
  • Publication number: 20110036875
    Abstract: The shape-producing toothpaste dispenser includes a shape template with a length and a plurality of apertures formed within the length and a template-holding toothpaste cap. The plurality of apertures are arranged in a linear configuration with at least two of the plurality of apertures having a shape different from one another and the cap is shaped to removably physically couple to a neck of a toothpaste tube. The cap has a mouth with inwardly-disposed wall elements forming a pair of inwardly-facing U-shaped channels adapted to slidably secure the shape template within. The cap also has an inner surface defining a toothpaste-guiding channel extending through the cap and defining a passageway for passing toothpaste from an interior of the tube through one of the plurality of apertures when the shape template is secured within the mouth.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2009
    Publication date: February 17, 2011
    Inventor: Eric Radzwill
  • Publication number: 20110017769
    Abstract: A dispenser, more particularly, a hand cleaner dispenser incorporating a reader for a user's hand in the form of a palm reader which avoids the need for contact between the user's hand and the dispenser yet provides opportunity for the monitoring of usage including determining the identities of users.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2009
    Publication date: January 27, 2011
    Inventor: Heiner Ophardt
  • Patent number: 7870979
    Abstract: A container for storing pourable contents having a cover with a spout wall upwardly extending from the top surface of the cover. The spout wall has a pouring section which gradually reduces in height to the front of the spout. On either side of the pouring section the spout wall also has a spill inhibiting section to prevent spilling as the contents of the container is poured. The container also has a removable lid which mates with the spout wall to prevent contents from spilling over the spout wall when the container is being used for dispensing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2011
    Assignee: The Quaker Oats Company
    Inventors: James Maki, Jeffrey W. George
  • Patent number: 7784653
    Abstract: By means of a fluid material discharge device of simple construction, a technique for fluid material discharge is provided which has few or no inadequate discharge, high productivity, and which enables easy modification and adjustment of the amount of fluid material discharge. The fluid material discharge device comprises a nozzle for discharge of fluid material and a filament-shape member inserted into the nozzle for use. The filament-shape member has a tip portion AA, which is exposed outside of the nozzle when no pressure is exerted on the tip of the filament-shape member, a portion BB which can be inserted into the nozzle, and a portion CC, on the side of the filament-shape member opposite the tip portion AA, and being bent from the portion BB. The spring structure of the filament-shape member is utilized to discharge fluid material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2010
    Assignee: Nichicon Corporation
    Inventor: Katsumi Kikuchi
  • Patent number: 7757894
    Abstract: A built-in tip having first and second tip members joined to a flexible packaging or bag and for dispensing product. The first and second tip members are capable of taking on generally conical shape that conforms with the conical shape of the bag. The bag having the built in tip is embodied with or without a non-invasive tear mechanism or non-invasive cuts for opening the bag. The non-invasive tear mechanism comprises a plurality of junctions formed in flexible packaging that that extend through the bag and partly into the first and second tip members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2010
    Assignee: Bison Bag Co., Inc.
    Inventor: Paul F. Kluczynski
  • Patent number: 7735699
    Abstract: A dispensing closure has a flow conduit that provides a sufficient flow restriction to prevent unwanted spurting of the product when the container is initially opened. The dispensing closure includes a closure body with an upper deck and a flow conduit extending through the upper deck. The flow conduit includes an entry orifice having an entrance axis and an exit orifice having an exit axis. The entrance axis is parallel to, but not co-linear with, the exit axis to provide a non-linear flow path from an interior of the closure to the exterior of the closure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2010
    Assignee: Polytop Corporation
    Inventors: Patrick J. Brannon, Clifford W. Skillin, Sergey Romanov
  • Publication number: 20100062096
    Abstract: An aerosol container (1), comprising:—a reservoir (2) containing a propellant and a foodproduct;—operable discharge means (3) to discharge the foodproduct;—a dispensing head (10) defining a foodproduct receiving space (11) to receive the foodproduct from the discharge means (3), a distal part (15) of the head (10) having foodproduct shaping 12 projections (12), wherein the foodproduct receiving space comprises an upstream foodproduct receiving space (11A, 11B) that widens, viewed in a foodproduct discharge direction, wherein a maximum diameter (D1) of the foodproduct receiving space of the dispensing head is larger than about 2 cm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2006
    Publication date: March 11, 2010
    Inventors: Werner Marie Camie Clauwaert, Annick Albertine Alfons Dumon, Luc Bart Spelmans, Marcel Braakhekke
  • Publication number: 20090324521
    Abstract: The personal care article comprises a single chamber package and a personal care product. The package comprises a dispensing orifice, a first zone, a second zone and a third zone that are located proximal, medial and distal to the dispensing orifice. The personal care product comprises a first, a second and a third personal care composition with a first, second, and third concentration of hydrophobic benefit material. The first, second, and third personal care compositions are substantially within the first, second and third zones. The personal care product comprises a second concentration that is greater than the first and third concentration of hydrophobic benefit material. The personal care product is sequentially dispensed, such that, the first personal care composition is capable of being substantially dispensed prior to the second and third personal care compositions and the second is capable of being substantially dispensed prior to the third personal care composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2009
    Publication date: December 31, 2009
    Inventors: Jonathan Robert Cetti, Christopher Dean Putman, Richard Duffy Farris, Karl Shiqing Wei, Sarah Noelle Absher
  • Publication number: 20090324520
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a personal-care article comprising a package and a personal-care product. The package comprises at least one chamber, a dispensing orifice, a first zone proximate to the dispensing orifice, and a second zone distal to the dispensing orifice. The first zone and second zone are both located in at least one chamber. The personal-care product comprises a first personal-care composition substantially disposed within the first zone and a second personal-care composition substantially disposed within the second zone. The first composition comprises a first concentration of a partitioned benefit agent or a suspended benefit agent. The second composition comprises a benefit phase comprising a second concentration of a partitioned benefit agent or a suspended benefit agent. The first concentration is different from the second concentration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2009
    Publication date: December 31, 2009
    Inventors: Jonathan Robert Cetti, Christopher Dean Putman, Karen Lehnhoff, Richard Lee Valentino
  • Publication number: 20090249628
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to an implement holder and a flexible tube handle that has semi-rigid or flexible walls. The tube handle has a frame adapted to be removably secured to the sealed end of the flexible tube. The frame has an attachment portion and a tool portion. The attachment portion has a first surface adapted to generally encircle and/or grip a portion of the sealed end or body of the flexible tube and the tool portion has a tube holder adapted to receive a tool or having a tool affixed thereto.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2009
    Publication date: October 8, 2009
    Inventors: Bijan Hosseini, Scott Haynes Stevenson
  • Patent number: 7584707
    Abstract: A seed tube for an agricultural planter having a rearwardly curving forward wall, a rearwardly curving rearward wall and opposing sidewalls defining a seed passageway which curves rearwardly from an upper ingress end toward a lower egress end. Wear resistant material is disposed proximate the egress end which provides a point of first contact with the opener disks thereby preventing appreciable wear of the egress end of the seed tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2009
    Assignee: Precision Planting, Inc.
    Inventors: Derek A. Sauder, Chad E. Plattner, Brad A. Wiegand
  • Publication number: 20090117213
    Abstract: Chitosan/alcohol solutions being stable solutions that have antiviral, antibacterial and hemostatic effects and methods of making thereof. The solutions can be liquids or gels and can be delivered in variety of manners.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2007
    Publication date: May 7, 2009
    Inventors: Clermont Beaulieu, Arnold Blais
  • Patent number: 7513399
    Abstract: A dispenser for dispensing a viscous material in a selected one of a multiplicity of configurations comprises a container having a squeezable body and neck with a discharge opening at its upper end. Engaged with the container is a closure body of generally circular cross section with a top wall and skirt. The top wall has a post with a discharge passage therethrough aligned with the neck discharge opening. A generally circular rotating disc is rotatably disposed on the closure body top wall and has a central hub seating said post. The post has an aperture alignable with the hub discharge passage for passage of viscous material therethrough. The disc has a multiplicity of flow openings spaced about the disc in a circular array and represents a multiplicity of configurations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2009
    Assignee: Silgan Plastics Corporation
    Inventor: Gary L. Mengeu
  • Publication number: 20090020560
    Abstract: Aerosol System comprising at least two aerosol containers for separately keeping different substances, wherein each aerosol container has a valve portion; and a head portion containing a channel system and an exhaust opening, where the channel system provides communication between at least one of the valve portions and the exhaust opening; characterized in that the head portion or parts of the head portion are movable in respect to at least one aerosol container, such that the channel system can take different configurations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2008
    Publication date: January 22, 2009
    Applicant: KPSS-KAO PROFESSIONAL SALON SERVICES GMBH
    Inventor: SEBASTIAN KRAUS
  • Patent number: 7478736
    Abstract: A hand-held icing dispenser for use by a person in decorating a cake with icing dispensed through an icing tip, comprising a dispensing nozzle constructed of an integrally formed cylindrical base section with a threaded exterior surface, an integral intermediate offset funnel section extending from said cylindrical base section and a tubular dispensing section extending from said funnel section positioned angularly from the center axis of the cylindrical base section. The tubular dispensing section has an external threaded portion at its distal end and a ring member is mounted on a threaded portion of the cylindrical base section to hold a flexible bag secured on the cylindrical base section. A decorator tip is removably mounted on said the tubular dispensing section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2009
    Inventor: Fletcher Morgan
  • Publication number: 20080089992
    Abstract: An assembly and method are provided for storing and dispensing a soluble substance, such as a flavoring, into a liquid. A useful application of the subject invention includes the case where lime-flavored liquid is contained in a foam artificial lime stored in the neck of a beer bottle, attached to a beer bottle or can, or attached to the 6-pack or 12-pack carton. The artificial lime may be retrieved from the neck or a protective covering and acted upon so it diffuses the lime-flavored liquid into the beer when it is inserted into the beer bottle. Alternately, juice from the artificial lime may be squeezed into the beer, or the artificial lime may be simply retrieved and discarded. Rather than needing to buy a natural lime, cut it up and push a wedge into a beer bottle, an artificial lime, or a packaged natural lime, may be stored directly in or with the beer bottle and placed in functional contact with the beer at time of consumption.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2006
    Publication date: April 17, 2008
    Inventor: James F. Kramer
  • Publication number: 20070199959
    Abstract: A dispenser for dispensing a viscous material in a selected one of a multiplicity of configurations comprises a container for a volume of a viscous material and having a squeezable body and a neck with a discharge opening at its upper end. Engaged on the container is a closure body of generally circular cross section having a top wall and a skirt, and the top wall has a discharge passage therethrough aligned with the discharge opening of the neck. The body top wall has a generally circular recess therein extending from the periphery thereof and beyond the discharge passage of the closure. Disposed in the circular recess is a generally circular rotating disc which has a multiplicity of discharge openings spaced about the disc in a circular array, and the discharge openings have a multiplicity of configurations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2006
    Publication date: August 30, 2007
    Inventor: Stephen B. Getsy
  • Patent number: 7216785
    Abstract: A sand and seed divot replacer including a pour spout having an inwardly extending lip formed on the inner surface of the pour spout at an end distal from the pouring end. An open top bottle is provided including an outwardly extending circumferentially positioned band located on the exterior surface of the bottle adjacent the open top. The spout constructed of a resilient material and the distal end sized to receive the band of the bottle with the lip in latching engagement with the band of the bottle. The bottom wall of the bottle including an indented portion. A holder is provided having a main body open at the top and closed at the bottom with a bottom wall. The holder is sized for receiving the bottle and spout. The bottom wall of the holder includes an indented portion sized for nesting in the indented portion of the bottle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2007
    Inventors: John W. Meyer, Doug Jacobe
  • Patent number: 7207466
    Abstract: An insert for a container includes an outer wall, a upstanding spout, and a bottom wall. The outer wall is configured to fit within an opening of the container and defines the periphery of the insert. The outer wall has a lower edge and an upper edge that is disposed at a first elevation. The upstanding spout is located within the outer wall and includes at least one substantially straight portion. The straight portion has a lower edge as well as a substantially straight upper edge that is disposed at a second elevation less than the first elevation. The bottom wall connects the lower edge of the outer wall and the lower edge of the spout to form a channel between the outer wall and the spout.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2007
    Assignee: Masterchem Industries LLC
    Inventors: Michael J. Walsh, Edward A. Raleigh, Timothy J. Bierman, Scott G. Manke
  • Patent number: 7156269
    Abstract: A sand and seed divot replacer including a pour spout having a female threaded portion integrally formed on the inner surface of the pour spout at an end distal from the pouring end. A bottle is provided having an open top and a closed bottom. The bottle including a male threaded portion located on the exterior of the main body portion adjacent the top for threadably mating with the female threaded portion of the spout. The bottom wall of the bottle including an indented portion. A holder is provided having a main body portion open at the top and closed at the bottom with a bottom wall. The holder is sized for receiving the bottle and spout. The bottom wall of the holder includes an indented portion sized for nesting in the indented portion of the bottle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2007
    Inventors: John W. Meyer, Doug Jacoby
  • Patent number: 7051905
    Abstract: A closure and container package are provided in which the closure has an elongated orifice. A spout cover on an underside surface of the cap portion of the closure receives a spout portion on a body portion of the closure about the orifice. A snap hinge couples the cap and body. An interior surface of the spout cover forms a sealing contact with an exterior surface of the spout to form an outside seal that does not become contaminated upon dispensing of the contents of the container. An annular seal extending downwardly from a base portion of the closure seals the head-space within the closure to present vapor infiltration and condensation in the head-space. A mold for forming the closure is also disclosed. The spout may be formed such that its sidewalls outwardly bulge upon molding, but upon cooling become substantially parallel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2006
    Assignee: Crown Cork & Seal Technologies Corporation
    Inventor: Valentin Hierzer
  • Patent number: 6953132
    Abstract: An ice delivery system includes an ice bin with an ice maker thereon. An auger dispenses ice from the bin and agitators within the bin prevent blockage. The agitation may follow a pattern depending on the location of the agitators with some about the periphery less employed than those adjacent the auger. An ice gate receives ice and flowing air to direct the ice pneumatically to a multistation diverter. The flow through the diverter is vertically downwardly. Tubes from the diverter convey ice to remote dispensing stations. The dispensing stations have prechambers with drains and lockable gates to advantageously receive ice for delivery into the remote station bins or block the ice storage area to allow cleaning. Conduit couplings are configured to connect tubing without creating an area of ice blockage or allowing the buildup of contamination. Germicidal lights or ozone may be used in the ice bin to avoid contamination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2005
    Inventors: Gerald P. McCann, Donald J. Verley, Leonid Zatulovsky, Richard M. Humphreys
  • Patent number: 6935543
    Abstract: An improved dispensing closure system for dispensing a product from a container includes an elongate or oblong dispensing orifice for dispensing a ribbon of product. One form of the dispensing closure system also includes a spout having a dispensing orifice that is oriented at an angle relative to the closure deck and relative to the flow direction of product from the orifice. The closure provides for the dispensing of product in a clean and controlled manner without mess. One form of the closure system also incorporates conical geometries in transition surfaces extending from the container opening to the dispensing orifice. The conical geometries of the transition surfaces provides for a smooth transition of product flow from the container opening to the dispensing orifice, while minimizing the volume defined by the closure system spout and thereby providing increased “suck-back” and an abrupt “cut-off” of product compared to prior art devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2005
    Assignee: Seaquist Closures Foreign, Inc.
    Inventors: Susan DeGroot, Cori M. Blomdahl, David S. Pozgay
  • Patent number: 6929161
    Abstract: The invention provides a cartridge for dispensing fluent materials into creases of garments to render them more permanent. The cartridge comprises a plastic elongated body having an integral tongue projecting laterally of the body at one end and through which the fluent composition is dispensed by passing a piston along the inside of the body. The tongue is a narrow member and is aligned with integral laterally projecting fins which fit into the crease of a garment to be rendered permanent. The tongue has a narrow rectangular bore into which fits a nozzle also having a narrow rectangular bore. The tongue bore and the nozzle bore are aligned with the fins, so as to provide maximum exactness in alignment of the body, crease and ribbon of composition which is dispensed from the nozzle. The design maximizes application efficiency by ensuring registry with the crease and nozzle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2005
    Assignee: Clantex Limited
    Inventor: Kenneth Houlbrook