Ambulant Patents (Class 222/608)
  • Patent number: 10625316
    Abstract: A portable system and method for processing waste to be solidified and placed in an active cell of a landfill. A portable base frame for supporting a landfill waste enclosure such as a silo or pressurized vessel may be used. An improved slide gate for use with the silo, as well as an improved feed hopper for conveying landfill waste, are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Perry Ridge Landfill, Inc.
    Inventor: Kevin J. Coughlin
  • Patent number: 10502351
    Abstract: A hydration system including a fluid reservoir, a fluid path in communication with the reservoir, and a magnetic quick connect interposed in the fluid path is disclosed. A fluid delivery system for a hydration system is also disclosed that includes a magnetic quick connect interposed in a fluid delivery path of the delivery system. The magnetic quick connect can also be used in a wide variety of fluid delivery systems. A kit for forming a fluid delivery system for a hydration system is also disclosed, as are various components of a hydration system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: Rainmaker Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Eduard Albert Jaeger, Robert Gregory Stahl, Jacob Timm Bowles
  • Patent number: 10196282
    Abstract: Filter cartridge designs for use in conjunction with valves of the faucet or spigot type for withdrawing liquids at relatively low pressures from containers such as gravity feed jugs, ice chests, coolers, collapsible travel bags, and the like, wherein the filter cartridge housings have various shapes and attachment schemes to the spigot subassembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: KX Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Kelly Boudreau, Keith D. Johnson, Michael J. Sherman, Frank A. Brigano, Richard A. Kirchner, Paul A. Pilosi, Jason J. Ness
  • Patent number: 9804608
    Abstract: A metering system for an air cart includes a metering subassembly having a first meter module configured to meter particulate material from a storage tank of the air cart to a first section of an agricultural implement and a second meter module configured to meter the particulate material from the storage tank of the air cart to a second section of the agricultural implement. The metering system includes a controller having a processor configured to receive a prescription rate map indicative of prescribed product application rates for respective geographic regions of a field, to receive a speed of the agricultural implement, and to independently adjust the first meter module and the second meter module based at least in part on the prescription rate map and the speed to facilitate application of the particulate material at the prescribed product application rates in the respective geographic regions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: CNH Industrial Canada, Ltd.
    Inventors: Dennis W. Chahley, Gordon Anthony Engel, Jack Donald Turner, Dennis George Thompson, Gregory Jacob Erker, Trevor Lawrence Kowalchuk, Anthony Charles Rapley
  • Patent number: 9463484
    Abstract: The invention generally relates to a surface treatment distribution apparatus and spray assembly apparatus method capable of applying a variety of surface treatments, for example mastic surface treatments, to a variety of highways, roadways and other asphalt surfaces of variable shapes and sizes. The invention generally includes a tank, pumps, operator station, control inputs, filter assemblies, spray bar and self cleaning spray tip assemblies. Each spray tip assembly includes a self cleaning functionality whereby the operator may remove any debris or clogging material from one or more spray tips with a pneumatically actuated plunger located in the spray tip assembly that acts to force the debris or blockage out of the spray tip. The plunger retracts after actuation and the spray tip assembly is then ready to resume spray operations as desired by the operator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2016
    Assignee: Crown Beds, Inc.
    Inventors: Gary Henry Foster, Gary Randall Foster, Rodney Glendall Foster
  • Patent number: 9296001
    Abstract: Various embodiments provide a bicycle hydration and misting system or apparatus. Example embodiments include a manual (e.g., trigger-activated) or automated (e.g., valve-activated) system that is self-contained, small, and light-weight. Various embodiments improve safety, allow convenient interchangeability of the fluid reservoir, and enable easy installation on a bicycle with or without a mounting system on the bicycle itself. Embodiments also allow the rider to select a variety of spray types, stream, spray, or mist depending on the intended use or amount of fluid desired for each release. The various embodiments provide for an improved cooling fluid delivery system of design simplicity, ease of use, and interchangeability that allows a cyclist an evaporative cooling concept safely, efficiently and conveniently, while riding in conditions of elevated or extreme temperatures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Assignee: SPRUZZA LLC
    Inventors: David Carrozza, Cameron Carrozza
  • Publication number: 20150060488
    Abstract: The disclosure extends to methods, systems, and devices for producing a shaved ice or snow cone products and providing toppings thereto. The system may comprise an ice shaving or snow cone machine, a mobile edifice, and a topping dispenser attached to the mobile edifice.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Applicant: SNOWIE LLC
    Inventor: Carl A. Rupp
  • Patent number: 8919619
    Abstract: A portable liquid applicator system and a method for applying liquid directly from an original package container, e.g., a five-gallon bucket, to a surface. The system includes a wheeled platform onto which the container is positioned such that fluid within the container flows toward a pour opening. A extended actuating handle engages a valve at the pour opening and allows the valve to be opened and closed by a user in an upright position, rather than having to bend to operate the valve. A method includes positioning the container on the platform, opening the valve, and then moving the platform to disperse the liquid onto a surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Fas-Trak Industries
    Inventor: Mark Scott Feldmeier
  • Patent number: 8915407
    Abstract: A mobile confectionary apparatus for dispensing beverages and/or frozen confections includes a vehicle configured for travel over public roads to a location such as a parking lot, street, festival or fair grounds, or the like. The vehicle includes an enclosure having an interior space in which one or more persons can prepare and dispense confections, or containers for confections or beverages. The enclosure includes one or more service windows or openings for dispensing the prepared confections or containers; and a self-serve liquid dispensing system on or in an outer surface of the enclosure, usable by recipients of the dispensed confections or containers, for selectably dispensing toppings on the confections, or liquids into the containers, separately from the dispensing and selling thereof. The dispensing system is closable or coverable by a person from within the interior space, to prevent access from the outside, and for cleaning, service and travel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Assignee: Kona Ice, Inc.
    Inventors: Tony Lamb, Tony M. Guard
  • Publication number: 20140361051
    Abstract: A water dispensing system for an automobile includes a docking mechanism in a trunk of the car to detachably hold a water bar that is linked by a water pipe to supply water to a water dispenser in a cabin of the automobile. The water bar includes a rechargeable power unit to provide power to the water bar when the water bar is removed from the automobile.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2014
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Inventor: Moshe PESACH
  • 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: 8820593
    Abstract: A water dispensing system for an automobile includes a docking mechanism in a trunk of the car to detachably hold a water bar that is linked by a water pipe to supply water to a water dispenser in a cabin of the automobile. The water bar includes a rechargeable power unit to provide power to the water bar when the water bar is removed from the automobile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Aqua Car Ltd.
    Inventor: Moshe Pesach
  • Publication number: 20140239020
    Abstract: A mobile confectionary apparatus includes a vehicle with at least one upstanding side wall. An interior space may be surrounded by the upstanding side wall. An opening may extend through the side wall. A liquid toppings dispensing system is attachable to the side wall and includes a first plurality of liquid dispensers configured to dispense at least one liquid topping. The liquid toppings dispensing system is pivotable relative to the side wall between a first position and a second position. The liquid toppings dispensing system is located externally of the side wall in each of the first and second positions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2013
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Applicant: KONA ICE, INC.
    Inventor: Tony Lamb
  • Patent number: 8814063
    Abstract: A new and useful system, method and components are provided, for hydrating and cooling a cyclist, in a manner that is efficient and effective, and in a manner that minimizes disruption of the cyclists attention to his/her riding. The components and system include a liquid container connected to a portion of a cycle and hydrating and actuating components that use the liquid (preferably water) in the liquid container. The liquid container has a body of liquid and the hydrating and actuating components include a drinking straw extending into the body of liquid, a spray device having a tube extending into the container with a spray head located outside the container, and an actuator mechanism comprising a pumping component in fluid communication with the liquid in the container and a hand actuated trigger mechanism located to be accessible to the hand of a cyclist.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Inventor: Luis A. Millan
  • Publication number: 20140209634
    Abstract: A mobile vehicle or cart based beverage dispenser for providing mixed beverages is provided. The vehicle beverage dispenser has a vehicle that includes a housing containing a plurality of first liquids, a plurality of second liquids, and a water supply, wherein the first liquids comprise liquors, and wherein the second liquids comprise mixer syrup. The vehicle beverage dispenser also has an interface, a dispensing spout and a controller. The interface allows to input variable data and receive variable instructions. The controller electrically operates valves to control the flow of first liquids, second liquids and water to the beverage dispenser spout based on instructions entered at the interface and a pouring schema stored in memory.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2014
    Publication date: July 31, 2014
    Applicant: Smart Bar International LLC
    Inventors: William METROPULOS, Tim KNECHT, Fred KNECHT
  • Publication number: 20140172523
    Abstract: A vertical elongated kiosk with a floor-engaging portion is equipped with a handle and optional wheels adjacent a rear surface to facilitate is mobility. A deck region has a dispenser which may include a spout from which hand/surface sanitizer is dispensed in response to a motion sensor. Electrical power is provided alternatively by a storage battery which may be recharged by a solar panel or an ac outlet plug. A wireless receiver/transmitter communicates with a remote base computer to control and monitor the operation of the kiosk. Informational displays, both video and placard, can be accommodated and a business card dispenser provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2012
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Inventors: David J. Stob, Keith Haluska
  • Patent number: 8714464
    Abstract: Various embodiments provide a bicycle misting system or apparatus. Example embodiments include a manual (e.g., trigger-activated) or automated (e.g., valve-activated) system that is sell-contained, small, and light-weight. Various embodiments improve safety, allow convenient interchangeability of the fluid reservoir, and enable easy installation on a bicycle with or without a mounting system on the bicycle itself. Embodiments also allow the rider to select a variety of spray types, stream, spray, or mist depending on the intended use or amount of fluid desired for each release. The various embodiments provide for an improved cooling fluid delivery system of design simplicity, ease of use, and interchangeability that allows a cyclist an evaporative cooling concept safely, efficiently and conveniently, while riding in conditions of elevated or extreme temperatures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: Spruzza LLC
    Inventors: David Carrozza, Cameron Carrozza
  • Patent number: 8690028
    Abstract: A portable filter container for manually transporting large quantities of a liquid is described. The container includes an extendible handle that allows for easy transportation of the container on a set of wheels. The handle also actuates a pump to provide pressure to the inside of the container in order to force the liquid through a filter. The handle can actuate the pump either using a piston or a lever motion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: SimpliPure, Inc.
    Inventor: Tareq Risheq
  • Publication number: 20140042187
    Abstract: A water dispensing system for an automobile includes a docking mechanism in a trunk of the car to detachably hold a water bar that is linked by a water pipe to supply water to a water dispenser in a cabin of the automobile. The water bar includes a rechargeable power unit to provide power to the water bar when the water bar is removed from the automobile.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2012
    Publication date: February 13, 2014
    Inventor: Moshe PESACH
  • Publication number: 20140027471
    Abstract: A kiosk for selling frozen confections such as shaved ice or ice cream is provided with a liquid-topping dispenser assembly having liquid-dispensing faucets which are operable by a customer outside the kiosk to dispense liquid toppings onto the frozen confections. The dispenser assembly may be configured to allow people to operate faucets from both sides of the dispenser assembly. The dispenser assembly extends outwardly of the kiosk in a dispensing orientation and is movable to a stored orientation. The dispenser assembly may also be movable between several dispensing positions. The kiosk may be stationary or mobile. The kiosk may be provided with more than one dispenser assembly and may use a dispenser assembly mounted on a trailer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2012
    Publication date: January 30, 2014
    Applicant: Tikiz Development Group, LLC
    Inventors: Brian J. Tollefson, David S. Tollefson
  • Publication number: 20130277394
    Abstract: A substantially self-contained moveable (roll around) ice cooled beverage dispensing apparatus, in one embodiment, disclosing onboard pressurized bag-in-box syrup concentrate, onboard carbonation and pump elements, as well as onboard cooling in a portable roll around unit, connecting up to a self-contained unit source of water, source of high pressurize CO2 (onboard in one embodiment) and/or AC electricity. These three elements are common elements, in the sense that electricity and water are typically available at most retail store locations where dispensing is desired and CO2 easily available in high pressure bottles, for example.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2013
    Publication date: October 24, 2013
    Applicant: Schroeder Industries, Inc. d/b/a Schroeder America
    Inventor: William Edwards
  • Publication number: 20130186919
    Abstract: The invention disclosed herein is a low cost, light weight, easy to use floor finish dispensing apparatus. The apparatus is a floor finish application apparatus defining a wheeled chassis mounted storage tank having a dispensing tube, wherein the chassis include a handle bar, the angular adjustment of which controls the flow rate of finish that is dispended from the storage tank. The apparatus is especially useful in efficiently and easily dispensing large quantities of floor finish such as Castlegaurd and Shurgloss 25 floor finishes at desired locations and in desired patterns such as elongated “puddle” finish patterns without overspray, finish splatter, finish waste, or user fatigue, and without the use of valves and levers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2010
    Publication date: July 25, 2013
    Inventors: James T. Jacques, James J. Jacques
  • Publication number: 20130181015
    Abstract: Disclosed is a water bottle plus related mounting apparatus and methods.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2012
    Publication date: July 18, 2013
    Inventor: William Cason
  • Publication number: 20130168420
    Abstract: The present invention is a fuel transfer pump for use with standard portable containers of various sizes, shapes, manufacturers and configurations. The fuel transfer pump allows the user to fuel objects higher or lower than the portable container, quickly, without the need to lift the portable container. The core components of the invention are a wheeled framework (cart), clear flexible tubing, fill handle/nozzle (shut-off valve), double-action air pump with hose, and connector sleeve, which, generally speaking, are configured as follows: the connector sleeve attaches and seals the portable container outlet to the tubing, which extends down to the bottom of the container on one end and has the fill handle/nozzle (shut-off valve) at the other end; the sleeve also has a port to attach and seal to the air pump hose to enable pressurizing the container, inducing fuel flow.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2012
    Publication date: July 4, 2013
    Inventor: Eric Matthew Kern
  • Publication number: 20130168421
    Abstract: An apparatus for concurrently applying to a substrate a plurality of substantially parallel strips of an adhesive is provided. The apparatus includes a housing or carrier with motive supports for transporting the carrier along a path of travel over the substrate. A plurality of cradles are mounted on the carrier and are arranged in a line transversely of the path of travel of the carrier over the substrate. Each cradle is adapted to hold a canister of the adhesive. A discharging mechanism is mounted on the carrier and is adapted, when a driving force is applied, to concurrently discharge the adhesive from the plurality of canisters in the cradles. Also mounted on the carrier is an actuating mechanism for selectively providing a driving force to the discharging mechanism. The discharging mechanism may include at least one plunger located at each cradle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2012
    Publication date: July 4, 2013
    Applicant: ADCO Products, Inc.
    Inventor: ADCO Products, Inc.
  • Publication number: 20130126562
    Abstract: A portable liquid applicator system and a method for applying liquid directly from an original package container, e.g., a five-gallon bucket, to a surface. The system includes a wheeled platform onto which the container is positioned such that fluid within the container flows toward a pour opening. A extended actuating handle engages a valve at the pour opening and allows the valve to be opened and closed by a user in an upright position, rather than having to bend to operate the valve. A method includes positioning the container on the platform, opening the valve, and then moving the platform to disperse the liquid onto a surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2012
    Publication date: May 23, 2013
    Applicant: Fas-Trak Industries
    Inventor: Fas-Trak Industries
  • Publication number: 20130068802
    Abstract: Media dispensers are disclosed herein for storing and dispensing course or granular dry media via a hopper and valve.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Publication date: March 21, 2013
    Inventors: Amber Baker, Jason Baker, Christopher Hawker, Jessica Moreland, Joel Beebe
  • Patent number: 8353319
    Abstract: A liquid delivery system for supplying liquid from a portable container to a destination and removing vapor from the destination comprises a portable container, an elongate flexible liquid delivery hose, and an elongate flexible vapor recovery hose. The liquid delivery hose receives liquid from the portable container, and delivers the received liquid to a remote destination. The vapor recovery hose receives vapor from the remote destination, and delivers the received vapor to the substantially hollow interior of the portable container. The liquid delivery hose and the vapor recovery hose permit the movement of the liquid outlet of the liquid delivery hose to more than one selected remote destination while the container remains substantially stationary. Reduced air pressure in the portable container resulting from the removal of the liquid therefrom, causes vapor to be suctioned via the vapor recovery hose into the portable container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2013
    Assignee: Fuel Transfer Technologies Inc.
    Inventor: Mark Bonner
  • Patent number: 8347926
    Abstract: A portable fuel dispensing system comprises a fuel pump assembly, a conduit, and a fuel tank cap assembly. The dual line conduit permits vapor in an external fuel tank to be evacuated via a vapor line in the conduit and collected in the reservoir of the portable fuel container. The conduit and the fuel tank cap assembly comprise mating couplers having valves biased closed when disconnected from the mating coupler. In use, the fuel tank cap assembly is threaded to the external fuel tank, and the conduit coupler is connected to the cap coupler, forming a fluid-tight connection between the conduit and the fuel tank cap assembly. Thereafter, the external fuel tank is replenished by manipulating the pump assembly. The pump assembly further comprises release valves disposed in the pump body assembly to alleviate pressure differences between the reservoir of the portable fuel container and the external ambient pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Voss Intellectual Property, LLC
    Inventor: Frederick Voss, III
  • Patent number: 8342372
    Abstract: A dispenser system employs a packaging module for use with moisture sensitive materials. The packaging module comprises an outer carton and an inner bladder, which is substantially impermeable to moisture and is filled with one part of an adhesive. The carton is loaded on a mobile cart and the one part adhesive is supplied to a pump/mixer without exposure to moisture in the atmosphere. The packaging and dispensing system can be used in conjunction with mechanized adhesive application equipment for the construction trades. A cart which employs multiple transversely spaced mixing nozzles is employed to produce transversely spaced beads of adhesive as the cart is pushed along a surface. Part 1 adhesive component and part 2 adhesive component are independently pumped to mixing nozzles which dispense the adhesive in beads.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Handy & Harman
    Inventors: Stanley W. Choiniere, Joseph A. DeFilippo, Brett James Zimmerman
  • Publication number: 20120318822
    Abstract: In the case of a trolley (1) for preparing and dispensing drinks, with individual drink selection, it is provided that the drinks are prepared from cold-water and hot-water tanks and extracts. The component parts of the drink here are fed via connecting lines, by means of pumping units, by way of a dispensing unit (6) and are filled into a drinking vessel. It is provided, for this purpose, that the dispensing unit (6) can be adjusted from an upper, operating position into a lowerable, storage position, in which it is incorporated in the construction of the trolley, beneath an upper boundary surface. The dispensing unit has a dispensing location (7) with a plurality of feed openings in a dispensing head, which is arranged above an inserted drinking vessel, wherein each feed opening is connected to, and controllable by, a separate feed line for hot water and cold water and extracts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2011
    Publication date: December 20, 2012
    Inventor: Andreas Strauss
  • Patent number: 8322574
    Abstract: A drinking water dispensing system for automobiles and associated method preferable includes a reservoir; an egress spout, a pump; temperature adjusting mechanism; a user interface; a thermodynamic conduit including first and second valves; cooling elements; heating elements and first and second insulating layers. The first and second passageways are coaxially oriented along the conduit and cooperate with the cooling/heating elements such that cold/hot water streams are independently transferred to the egress spout while maximizing/minimizing heat transfer losses. Separate water streams are passed through the first/second passageways by selectively toggling the first/second plurality of valves between open and closed positions upon receiving instructions signals from the user interface. Such a system provides users with a readily available source of hot/cold water for drinking while traveling, without requiring the use of separate water-transfer conduits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Inventor: Larry K. Phillips
  • Patent number: 8240517
    Abstract: A elongated rectangular kiosk with a floor-engaging portion is equipped with a handle and wheels adjacent a rear surface to facilitate is mobility. A sink-like region has a faucet-like dispenser from which waterless sanitizer is dispensed in response to a motion sensor. Electrical power is provided by a lithium storage battery which is recharged by a solar panel. A wireless receiver/transmitter communicates with a remote base computer to control and monitor the operation of the kiosk. Informational displays, both video and placard, can be accommodated and a business card dispenser provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2012
    Inventors: David J Stob, Keith Haluska
  • Publication number: 20120199616
    Abstract: A mobile confectionary apparatus for dispensing beverages and/or frozen confections includes a vehicle configured for travel over public roads to a location such as a parking lot, street, festival or fair grounds, or the like. The vehicle includes an enclosure having an interior space in which one or more persons can prepare and dispense confections, or containers for confections or beverages. The enclosure includes one or more service windows or openings for dispensing the prepared confections or containers; and a self-serve liquid dispensing system on or in an outer surface of the enclosure, usable by recipients of the dispensed confections or containers, for selectably dispensing toppings on the confections, or liquids into the containers, separately from the dispensing and selling thereof. The dispensing system is closable or coverable by a person from within the interior space, to prevent access from the outside, and for cleaning, service and travel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2012
    Publication date: August 9, 2012
    Applicant: KONA ICE, INC.,
    Inventors: Tony Lamb, Tony M. Guard
  • Patent number: 8157136
    Abstract: The mobile confectionary apparatus for dispensing beverages and/or frozen confections and the like, includes a vehicle configured for travel over public roads to a location such as a parking lot, street, festival or fair grounds, or the like. The vehicle includes an enclosure having an interior space in which one or more persons can prepare and dispense confections, or containers for confections or beverages. The enclosure includes one or more service windows or openings for dispensing the prepared confections or containers; and a self-serve liquid dispensing system on or in an outer surface of the enclosure, usable by recipients of the dispensed confections or containers, for selectably dispensing toppings on the confections, or liquids into the containers, separately from the dispensing and selling thereof. The dispensing system is closable or coverable by a person from within the interior space, to prevent access from the outside, and for cleaning, service and travel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2012
    Assignee: EGR Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Tony Lamb, Tony M. Guard
  • Publication number: 20120024890
    Abstract: A mobile sanitizing device may include a sanitizer solution dispenser module, a motorized wheel assembly, and a controller module. The sanitizer solution dispenser module may be operable to dispense the sanitizer solution. The motorized wheel includes at least one wheel and is coupled to the sanitizer solution dispenser module. The controller module includes a microcontroller and a memory, and is programmed to log a sanitization record into a sanitization history of at least one user, compare the sanitization history of the user with a sanitization standard, and control the motorized wheel assembly to cause the mobile sanitizing device to approach the user to dispense sanitizing solution to the user when the sanitization history does not meet the sanitization standard.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2010
    Publication date: February 2, 2012
    Applicants: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc., Illinois Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Ota, Masaru Ryumae, Keiichi Sato, Shin Sano
  • Patent number: 8091378
    Abstract: A hitch mounted self-contained keg beverage dispenser removably mounts on a conventional receiver hitch of a vehicle for transporting a beverage keg over long distances to a site of use while maintaining the contents in a cooled condition and dispensing the contents at the site while supported on the transporting vehicle. The dispenser has an insulated container that receives the keg and is mounted on a platform received in the hitch and supported vertically proximate the vehicle rear bumper. The container may be secured to the platform in the vertically supported position and pivoted to an angular position to allow access to the vehicle cargo area. A compressed gas cylinder, a dispensing spigot and a drip tray are mounted on the container. The keg inside the container is surrounded by ice and connected with the gas cylinder and spigot by hoses extending through the container side wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2012
    Inventors: Ovidio Farias, III, Jim Lee McNeil, Theresa Eilers
  • Publication number: 20110226804
    Abstract: A method for rapidly emptying an activated carbon filter while using an HC sensor (concentration change). A device for a tank system, for a motor vehicle having the device for a tank system and to a method for emptying an activated carbon filter for a tank system. The concentration of volatile components which are flushed from the activated carbon filter is detected by a concentration sensor. The concentration sensor is used as an early warning sensor to prevent any disturbances of mixture production of an engine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2009
    Publication date: September 22, 2011
    Applicant: Continental Automotive GmbH
    Inventors: Rudolf Bierl, Stephan Heinrich, Wolfgang Mai, Paul Rodatz, Manfred Weigl, Andreas Wildgen
  • Publication number: 20110218943
    Abstract: A vertical elongated kiosk with a floor-engaging portion is equipped with a handle and optional wheels adjacent a rear surface to facilitate is mobility. A deck region has a dispenser which may include a spout from which hand/surface sanitizer is dispensed in response to a motion sensor. Electrical power is provided alternatively by a storage battery which may be recharged by a solar panel or an ac outlet plug. A wireless receiver/transmitter communicates with a remote base computer to control and monitor the operation of the kiosk. Informational displays, both video and placard, can be accommodated and a business card dispenser provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2011
    Publication date: September 8, 2011
    Inventors: Keith Haluska, David Stob
  • Patent number: 7886943
    Abstract: A portable drywall joint compound pump workstation has a joint compound supply reservoir with an open top and closed bottom removably attached to a wheeled framework. The workstation further has a pump assembly including a pump control removably connected to the framework for pumping joint compound from the supply reservoir to a workstation outlet extending from the pump control. The pump assembly includes a high pressure cylinder connected to a valve and quick coupling arrangement which, in turn, is in communication with the supply reservoir through the bottom end thereof. A discharge line extends between the high pressure cylinder and the pump control for feeding joint compound from the supply reservoir to the pump control. A first discharge port is provided on the pump control for continuously feeding a variety of drywall finishing tools. A second discharge port is provided on the pump control for supplying wash down water to clean tools or act as a source of high pressure fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2011
    Assignee: Apla-Tech, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey L. Denkins, Steven J. Mondloch
  • Publication number: 20110031270
    Abstract: A dispenser system employs a packaging module for use with moisture sensitive materials. The packaging module comprises an outer carton and an inner bladder, which is substantially impermeable to moisture and is filled with one part of an adhesive. The carton is loaded on a mobile cart and the one part adhesive is supplied to a pump/mixer without exposure to moisture in the atmosphere. The packaging and dispensing system can be used in conjunction with mechanized adhesive application equipment for the construction trades. A cart which employs multiple transversely spaced mixing nozzles is employed to produce transversely spaced beads of adhesive as the cart is pushed along a surface. Part 1 adhesive component and part 2 adhesive component are independently pumped to mixing nozzles which dispense the adhesive in beads.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2010
    Publication date: February 10, 2011
    Inventors: Stanley W. Choiniere, Joseph A. DeFilippo, Brett James Zimmerman
  • Patent number: 7878378
    Abstract: One aspect of the invention is directed to a method of applying a liquid to a surface from a wheeled receptacle that is disposed on the surface. The wheeled receptacle, itself, includes a circumferential sidewall, a bottom wall connected to the circumferential sidewall, at least two wheels, a steering handle for guiding the wheeled receptacle on the surface, and a spigot; and the wheeled receptacle contains a liquid. The method includes the steps of: opening the spigot, thereby dispensing a liquid through the spigot of the wheeled receptacle and onto the surface; and guiding the wheeled receptacle across the surface via the steering handle, thereby dispensing the liquid through the spigot of the wheeled receptacle onto a selected area of the surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2011
    Assignee: Kaivac, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert S. Robinson
  • Publication number: 20110011037
    Abstract: An apparatus for constructing sandbags has a movable, floatable platform, and a length of casing disposed in a roll and supported on the platform. The casing has two longitudinal edges and can be unrolled from the roll. There is a hopper for receiving and dispensing a quantity of sand on top of the casing as the casing is unrolled from the roll. The hopper is supported by a crane mounted on the platform, and positioned above the length of casing. There is a device for bringing the longitudinal edges of the casing together after the sand has been deposited, and a stitching machine for stitching the edges of the casing together to form a tube of casing filled with sand. The stitching machine is mounted on the crane above the device for bringing the edges of the casing together. There is a conveyor for conveying the tube away from the stitching machine and off of the platform.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2010
    Publication date: January 20, 2011
    Inventor: Charles Kean
  • Patent number: 7861892
    Abstract: A portable draft bar has an insulated chamber with an open top, an insulated cover for the open top, and a horizontal shoulder on the inside wall near the top. A rigid panel fits on the shoulder. At least one beverage tap mounted on the panel extends above the open top, with a drip tray below the tap outlet. A cooling coil within the chamber connects the tap inlet to a pressurized beverage container, with chamber ice cooling the coil. When not in use, the panel may be inverted and returned to the shoulder. With the cover in place and the container disconnected, the device is secure and transportable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2011
    Inventors: Richard W. White, Robert J. White
  • Patent number: 7824632
    Abstract: A dumpster disinfecting and deodorizing projectile may include a mobile external body, a disinfecting agent contained inside the external body, and a deodorizing agent contained inside the external body. The device may further include a mechanism for automatically releasing the disinfecting and deodorizing agents from the external body after the outer surface is separated to the disengaged particulates and thereby effectively eradicating bacteria and odor over an extended period of time in the existing dumpster. Such an automatic disinfecting agent and deodorizing agent releasing mechanism preferably includes a permeable absorbent pad contiguously lining an inner surface of the external body, and a hollow nucleus that has a cavity formed therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2010
    Inventor: Robert Duda
  • Patent number: 7823757
    Abstract: A spill containment system for dispensing a berm of containment material on a support surface around a liquid spill to inhibit the liquid spill from spreading across the support surface includes a container receiving the containment material. The container includes a bottom wall and a perimeter wall that extends upwardly from the bottom wall to define an interior space of the container. A dispensing assembly is coupled to the container. The dispensing assembly is actuated to dispense the containment material from the container. The dispensing assembly controls flow of the containment material through a dispensing aperture that extends through a rear wall of the perimeter wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2010
    Inventors: Willis W. Vinson, Randall Vinson
  • Patent number: 7814848
    Abstract: Biodegradable solid soil amendment material such as poultry litter may be disposed of in soil using an apparatus which includes a soil cutter for cutting a trench and a dispenser for transporting the material and simultaneously grinding or shearing the material and distributing it to the trenches in the soil. The receptacle includes a plurality of troughs across its bottom surface, each having an outlet at one end thereof, and corresponding screw augers therein for distributing and transporting the material to the outlets. As the material is transported toward each of the outlets by the augers it is crushed or ground to a small size. This apparatus allows the material to be dispensed through the multiple outlets at a substantially steady, uniform rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2010
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of Agriculture
    Inventors: Daniel H. Pote, Stephen M. Haller
  • Publication number: 20100237100
    Abstract: A beverage storage and dispensing system has a carrier designed for housing a beverage contained in a bulk container. The carrier fits in a temperature controlled box having a self-contained cooling system for maintaining the temperature in the box within a desired temperature range. A dispenser is associated with the box and adapted for communicating from the exterior of the box to the interior of the box for selectively connecting the bulk container to the dispenser system. A gas charge unit is housed in the carrier for gas charging the bulk container while it is in the box. An electrical charge system is housed with the condenser and compressor for charging a battery for operating the compressor system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2009
    Publication date: September 23, 2010
    Inventor: Kenneth W. Broussard
  • Patent number: 7757908
    Abstract: A combination beer container and dispenser includes an outer container having a top section provided with an opening centrally formed therein. The top section includes a removable lid selectively positional in the opening. The outer container further has front and rear sections and includes a plurality of flange portions extending inwardly and orthogonally from the front and rear sections. An inner container having a cylindrical shape defines a cavity therein. A mechanism for dispensing beer from the keg and a mechanism for securing the keg within the inner container are also included. An axle having opposed end portions is positioned in a bore. A drain cock is directly conjoined to the rear and is manually adaptable between open and closed positions. A plurality of wheels are conjoined to the end portions of the axle. Such wheels include coextensive and juxtaposed ridges for providing traction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2010
    Inventor: Thomas R. Buhl, Jr.
  • Patent number: 7726503
    Abstract: A packing that includes a bottle and/or a bottle and box combination wherein the container may have a first handle portion, a second handle portion, and a bottom grip portion. The first handle portion can extend in a front to back direction and the second handle portion can extend in a transverse direction to the first handle portion. The bottom grip may include a protrusion and recess on the bottom of the container. The box can be configured to have openings to provide access to the first and second handle portions such that the container need not be removed from the box to utilize the contents contained therein. The box may also include a bottom opening and a push-up portion to provide access to the bottom grip portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2010
    Assignee: RING Container Technologies
    Inventors: Douglas M. Dygert, Daniel W. Gamber, Eugene E. Kuhar, Gary W. Price