With Cutter And/or Punch Patents (Class 222/80)
  • Patent number: 11247818
    Abstract: A lid of a container, particularly beverage container, comprising an opening for emptying the container, fitted with guides formed on two opposite walls and with a slide piece for opening and reclosing the said opening, where there are two catches formed on the top surface of the slide piece, the catches fitted slidingly in the opening on the said guides, and where the slide piece is fitted with technical means for shifting the slide piece from the closed position to the open position and backwards, is characterised in that the surfaces (2a) of the catches (2) of the slide piece (1) which cooperate with the guides (4) are inclined at an acute angle (?) with respect to the top surface of the slide piece (1) positioned under the said surfaces (2a) of the catches (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: Reend Spolka z Ograniczona Odpowiedzialnoscia
    Inventors: Dariusz Lewandowski, Roman Sobecki
  • Patent number: 11224904
    Abstract: A device for batch-wise processing of spray cans includes a first chamber for batch-wise separation of spray cans into solid parts, liquid and gas by separating means, feed means for feeding the spray cans into the first chamber, and first discharge means for discharging the solid parts from the first chamber. A wall of the first chamber is provided with a plurality of passages for allowing passage of the liquid and the gas but unsuitable for allowing passage of the solid parts, a second chamber surrounds the first chamber or at least the portion of the wall provided with the passages. The device further includes second discharge means for discharging the gas from the second chamber, and third discharge means for discharging the liquid from the second chamber. A method for batch-wise processing of spray cans using the aforementioned device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: DESPRAY HOLDING B.V.
    Inventor: Eelco Maarten Osse
  • Patent number: 11225278
    Abstract: A sanitary cover arrangement for a shopping cart handle includes a tubular base mount configured to be coupled around the shopping cart handle, a tubular outer sleeve configured to be coupled around the tubular base mount, and a plurality of sanitary film layers coupled to the tubular outer sleeve. Each of the sanitary film layers are dispensable from the tubular outer sleeve. A topmost layer of the plurality of sanitary film layers is removable for exposing another layer therebeneath for providing a sanitary surface for gripping the shopping cart handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: 1226 Solutions, LLC
    Inventor: Jonathan Harris
  • Patent number: 11161675
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a new and innovative container system for mixing and dispensing a solution, such as a cleaning solution, that includes a container, dispenser, and a cartridge. The cartridge includes a reservoir containing a concentrated solution and a snap portion that closes the reservoir. The dispenser includes a sleeve that engages with the snap portion as part of a cartridge release mechanism to release the cartridge's concentrated solution into the container. As the dispenser's cap is tightened to the container, the dispenser's sleeve is forced downwards to engage the cartridge's snap portion and force the snap portion to disengage from the cartridge. The reservoir is therefore opened and its contents exit into the container's interior. As the dispenser's cap is disengaged from the container, the dispenser's sleeve is forced upwards, bringing the snap portion back to the cartridge and closing the reservoir.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: Callington Haven Pty Ltd.
    Inventors: Alex Reed, Jonathan Bostock
  • Patent number: 11136708
    Abstract: An improved locker seat includes a pair of spaced-apart upstanding sidewalls having a pair of lateral edges. A generally horizontal seat is disposed between the lateral edges of the sidewalls. In a first mode, an air source is connected to an airway formed within the seat to create an airflow. The airflow from the air source creates a first temperature differential to cool the seat. In a second mode, an external or internal heat source provides heat to a top surface of the seat, creating a second temperature differential to heat the seat. The first and second temperature differential are distributed across the top surface of the seat. The seat is hinged to be movable about the hinge between an open and a closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Inventors: Sam Allen, John Allen
  • Patent number: 10954113
    Abstract: A flexible container (80) includes a reservoir part (82) that reserves a liquid and a discharge passage part (81) that communicates with the reservoir part (82) to take out the liquid. A discharge pump includes a plurality of roller parts (50) that press the discharge passage part (81) and an endless transfer mechanism unit (60) that has the plurality of roller parts (50) attached at a predetermined interval and causes the roller parts (50) to go around. The endless transfer mechanism unit (60) has an arrangement including a straight-line portion in which the roller parts (50) linearly move, in a path of the go-around movement. An attachment interval of the plurality of roller parts (50) is set to such an interval that before a certain roller part (50) going around reaches a position where the certain roller part (50) does not press the discharge passage part (81), a subsequent roller part (50) is able to reach a position where the subsequent roller part (50) presses the discharge passage part (81).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: SUNTORY HOLDINGS LIMITED
    Inventors: Yasufumi Sakai, Yuji Suzuki, Masatoshi Aihara, Hiroki Yokoyama
  • Patent number: 10946353
    Abstract: A blender system includes a blender including a bottle having a chamber, and a lid configured to couple with the bottle, the lid having a container receiver. The blender system also includes a container having a nutrient receptacle to receive contents with a closed end, a receptacle opening opposite the closed end, and at least one flap coupled to the nutrient receptacle via a flap hinge and positioned in a closed position to cover a portion of the receptacle opening. The container receiver is configured to position the container such that coupling the lid to the bottle with the container in the container receiver causes the at least one flap to rotate on the flap hinge to an open position to discharge the contents into the blending chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: VEJO IP AG
    Inventor: Christoph Bertsch
  • Patent number: 10946183
    Abstract: The invention relates to a An aseptic connector comprising a first connection unit (102; 202; 302; 402; 502) provided with a first terminal end surface (104; 204; 304; 404; 504) and a second connection unit (106; 206; 306; 406; 506) provided with a second terminal end surface (108; 208; 308; 408; 508); said first and second terminal end surfaces are each provided with at least one first and second opening (110, 112; 210, 212; 310, 312; 410, 412; 510, 512), which openings are orientated to substantially coincide when said first and second connection units are connected to each other; said first and second openings are sealed by at least one film (114; 214; 314; 414; 514) arranged on said first and second connection units, so that the contact between the film and each connection unit is aseptic; said at least one film is adapted to be mated with a corresponding film on the other connection unit when said first and second connection units are connected to each other; and said mated films are adapted to be pulled
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Cytiva Sweden AB
    Inventors: Eric Faldt, Klaus Gebauer
  • Patent number: 10946352
    Abstract: A blender for blending ingredients from a container with a fluid includes a bottle including a chamber with an opening to receive the fluid and a shoulder about the opening. The blender further includes a lid configured to couple with the bottle that includes a container receiver. The container receiver is configured to receive the container containing the ingredients and position the container against the shoulder when the lid is coupled to the bottle, wherein the shoulder is configured to have a shape and size to receive and seat the container. The container receiver is further configured to apply pressure to the container while the shoulder holds the container stationary to discharge the ingredients from the container into the chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: VEJO IP AG
    Inventor: Christoph Bertsch
  • Patent number: 10883221
    Abstract: An improved locker seat includes a pair of spaced-apart upstanding sidewalls having a pair of lateral edges. A generally horizontal seat is disposed between the lateral edges of the sidewalls. In a first mode, an air source is connected to an airway formed within the seat to create an airflow. The airflow from the air source creates a first temperature differential to cool the seat. In a second mode, an external or internal heat source provides heat to a top surface of the seat, creating a second temperature differential to heat the seat. The first and second temperature differential are distributed across the top surface of the seat. The seat is hinged to be movable about the hinge between an open and a closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Inventors: Sam Allen, John Allen
  • Patent number: 10737127
    Abstract: A flame mitigation device (FMD) for use within a portable fuel container includes a generally cylindrical body having an interior sidewall and exterior sidewall. An annular rim is configured at an upper end of the body and a bottom wall is further configured at a lower end of the body. The FMD includes one or more indented fuel flow members extending from the interior of the annual rim for decreasing cyclonic effect of fuel flowing into the body and a plurality of stepped ribs configured on the interior sidewall of the body for centering diesel and gasoline fuel pump nozzles when inserted into the body. A reverse domed shaped bottom help to disperse fuel though a plurality of substantially rectangular shaped holes through the side wall and bottom wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Scepter Manufacturing, LLC.
    Inventors: Damon A. Johnston, Arash Nik-seresht, Gary A. Cone
  • Patent number: 10737041
    Abstract: Methods and systems are described herein for fluid handling and dispensing liquid substances using vaporization or nebulization in a controlled, safe manner. A dispensing device may be configured to receive one or more cartridges storing different types of vaporizable or nebulizable substances. A controller may be provided to regulate the amount of a given substance dispensed over a defined time period. Optionally, in response to detecting tampering of the dispensing device and/or a liquid cartridge the dispensing device may be disabled and/or a liquid stored in a substance cartridge may be rendered inert.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Inventor: Jesse David Adelaar
  • Patent number: 10682201
    Abstract: An apparatus for inking a surgical instrument includes an inking capsule, which comprises a base and a vertical wall extending from the base to define a cavity. The inking capsule has a first opening opposite the base, an ink reservoir disposed within the cavity, where the ink reservoir has ink disposed therein. The ink reservoir comprises a second opening proximate a top portion of the ink reservoir, and a penetrable seal covering the second opening to seal the ink in the ink reservoir when the seal is in an unbroken state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: VISCOT MEDICAL, LLC
    Inventors: Gary Pieringer, Matthew Levine
  • Patent number: 10471450
    Abstract: A device for coating surfaces, particularly colored or painted surfaces, using a spray gun which is supplied by a supply device with the material to be sprayed. The supply device includes a material container which can be pressurized, and a pressure element is provided on or in the material container itself.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: SATA GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Albrecht Kruse, Norbert Maier, Peter Dettlaff, Daniel Maier, Gabriele Szedzinski
  • Patent number: 10321903
    Abstract: A surgical instrument for dispensing a fluid includes a housing and a dispensing shaft, which is elongate and which has a proximal end and a distal end. The proximal end of the dispensing shaft is received in the housing and the distal end defines a dispensing opening for dispensing the fluid. The dispensing shaft includes a through bore which extends along the dispensing shaft from the proximal end to the dispensing opening at the distal end. The instrument further includes a dispensing assembly and a priming assembly connected to the housing which is operable to move an amount of the fluid into the through bore of the dispensing shaft to prime the through bore with the fluid before the dispensing assembly is operated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Surgical Innovations Limited
    Inventors: Vhairi Maxwell, Keir Ridler
  • Patent number: 10293993
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a universal closure capable of fitting various sized container openings in sealed engagement The present invention also relates a universal dispensing closure capable of fitting various sized container openings in sealed engagement and used to house a secondary supply or dose of product and when the closure is activated dispense the secondary product or dose into a receiving vessel to which it is attached.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Liquid Health Labs, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert D. Rohr, Richard A. Laveault, Derek D. Hopkins, Kenneth E. Milligan
  • Patent number: 10247342
    Abstract: A connector body for use in a connector assembly for making fluid connections includes a hollow connector body, the hollow connector body comprising a resilient deformable seal having a central aperture and a lip surrounding the central aperture; a locking mechanism integrally formed with the hollow connector body, the locking mechanism comprising at least one lug including a slot, and at least one ramp; a hollow connector first body end and a second body end; and an anti-actuation assembly engagement portion comprising at least one recess and/or at least one protrusion; and a removable anti-actuation assembly comprising at least one peel strip, and at least one recess and/or at least one protrusion, the at least one recess and/or at least one protrusion being engaged with the anti-actuation assembly engagement portion of the hollow connector body. Connector assemblies and processes for making fluid connections using the assemblies are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Pall Corporation
    Inventors: Daniel Kesselaar, Charles N. Rothwell, Richard Ballard, Danniel Bowdery
  • Patent number: 9675520
    Abstract: An aseptic sampling system comprises sampler and interface assemblies. Each assembly comprises a housing defining separate sterile enclosures. An air lock provides aseptic joining of the enclosures within the sampler and interface assemblies, and a re-sealable liquid connection mechanism operates within the lock. The sampler and interface assemblies, when connected, form an outer protective surface comprising the housings of the sampler and interface assemblies, the protective surface providing a sterile internal enclosure and air lock and an air-tight barrier between outer non-sterile, and inner sterile, atmospheres.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: Pall Corporation
    Inventors: Samson Salman Rogers, David Micah Katz, Neil Pollock
  • Patent number: 9604766
    Abstract: A dispensing cap sealingly mountable within the throat of a beverage container has an open-bottomed flow tube connected to a surrounding skirt by a resilient diaphragm, forming a reservoir surrounding the flow tube. A membrane attached to the periphery of the skirt seals off the bottom of the reservoir. The lower end of the flow tube extends into the reservoir and is adapted for piercing the membrane. A downward force applied to the flow tube will resiliently deform the diaphragm, causing the lower end of the flow tube to pierce the membrane, thus allowing the contents of the reservoir to flow into the container. The flow tube extends above the diaphragm and terminates in a flow assembly operable between a closed position and a “consume” position in which the contents of the container can flow through the flow tube and out an opening in the cap sleeve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: FROM THE EARTH NATURALLY LTD.
    Inventors: Anita Dyrbye, Dave Dyrbye
  • Patent number: 9314288
    Abstract: A discharge device discharges the content of a container by applying a compressed gas. The device has a housing, at least one compressed gas container, an operating device for setting a gas flow from the compressed gas container and an opening means for opening the compressed gas container. The opening means is movable in relation to the compressed gas container, and the device has a holder for securing the container on the device. The holder is in operative connection with the opening means in such a way that securing the container on the holder brings about a movement of the opening means in relation to the compressed gas container that opens the compressed gas container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Assignee: Heraeus Medical GmbH
    Inventors: Sebastian Vogt, Hubert Buechner
  • Patent number: 9226562
    Abstract: The invention relates to a liquid product dispenser including a tank, a dispensing head mounted at one end of the tank, said dispensing head comprising an outlet nozzle, an outer shell containing the tank, and a driving part which is capable of axially moving the tank and which is mounted so as to be rotatable between a storage position and a use position. The outlet nozzle has an outlet oriented in the longitudinal direction, and is suitable for axially engaging with a portion that is rigidly connected to the outer shell during the actuation of the dispensing head in the use position of the dispenser, and the first end of the tank is connected to a pusher via a driving mechanism suitable for selectively retracting the pusher and the outlet nozzle into the outer shell, and for axially extracting same from the outer shell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2016
    Assignee: Guerlain Societe Anonyme
    Inventors: Anne-Sophie Sauvage, Marc Delmon
  • Patent number: 9149775
    Abstract: An apparatus for mixing at least two flowable components having a mixer housing with an outlet opening. At least one mixing element arranged in the mixer housing having at least two separate inlet passages through which the flowable components can be introduced separately from one another. Each inlet passage is capable of being in sealing cooperation with a respective outlet passage of a storage container or a chamber. At least one of the inlet passages has an end configured to cooperate with the outlet passage as a piercing element for opening a flow connection between the storage container or the chamber and the inlet passage. The piercing element includes at least two inflow areas for the flowable components, with the two inflow areas being inclined relative to one another. A dispensing apparatus having such a mixer is furthermore provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2015
    Assignee: SULZER MIXPAC AG
    Inventor: Andreas Hiemer
  • Patent number: 9132950
    Abstract: A dispensing capsule has an upper cap having a concave depression and a lower cap. The lower cap defines an internal chamber adapted to contain a first ingredient and has an upper flexible seal, a lower sealing member, and a plunger disposed in the internal chamber, whereby the plunger is engaged with the upper flexible seal. The flexible seal may be a blast or flexible bellow. The upper cap is threadingly engaged with the lower cap and lower cap adapted to threadingly engage a container, such as a bottle, IV bag, or the like. Twisting the upper cap with respect to the lower cap causes the concave depression to apply downward force to the upper flexible seal, causing the plunger to displace downward and break the lower sealing member, dispensing said first ingredient from the internal chamber into the container below.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Inventors: Michael R. Anderson, Lillemor I. Anderson
  • Patent number: 9016505
    Abstract: The present invention regards a package (1) for food products comprising a flexible container (2) having a first wall (5) and a second wall (6) opposite each other and peripherally sealed along at least the respective side edges (5a, 6a, 5b, 6b), a space (8) inside said walls containing, optionally in sterile conditions, a food product (73), and a gusset element (10) extended between the upper edges (5c, 6c) of said first wall (5) and of said second wall (6), said gusset element (10) defining a pocket (14) turned towards the interior of said flexible container (2), characterized in that it comprises an opening and closing device (3) housed in said pocket (14) and constrained to said flexible container (2), said opening and closing device (3) comprising a pourer body (15) associated with an opening and closing cap (16), and cutting means (42) suitable to perforate said flexible container (2) at the time of the first opening of said packaging (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: GRC Pack Luxembourg S.A.
    Inventor: Pierottavio Canegallo
  • Patent number: 8950220
    Abstract: A system for dispensing substances into a washing machine is disclosed. A plurality of preferably different sized or shaped cartridges are located within removable drawers. Each cartridge contains a particular substance, such as laundry detergent, bleach, or fabric softener, that is released into the washing machine. The system also includes a means to identify the substance contained within the cartridge as well as when and how much of the substance should be released into the washing machine. At the appropriate time, the system dispenses an appropriate amount of substance into the washing machine. A pump pulls the substance out of the container and into the washing basin of a washing machine. Alternatively, a valve is opened and the substance pours into the washing basin due to gravitational forces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Inventor: Ronald Burgess
  • Patent number: 8943858
    Abstract: A cartridge system for dispensing substances into a washing machine is disclosed. One or more preferably different sized or shaped cartridges are located within removable drawers contained in a washing machine. Each cartridge contains a particular substance, such as laundry detergent, bleach, or fabric softener, that is released into the washing machine. The cartridge system also includes a means to identify the substance contained within the cartridge as well as when and how much of the substance should be released into the washing machine. At the appropriate time, the system dispenses an appropriate amount of substance into the washing machine. A pump pulls the substance out of the container and into the washing basin of a washing machine. Alternatively, a valve is opened and the substance pours into the washing basin due to gravitational forces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Inventor: Ronald Burgess
  • Publication number: 20150023722
    Abstract: A device and method for mixing and applying hair coloring chemicals to a user's hair. The device comprises a brush applicator, a first compartment capable of holding the brush applicator, a second compartment containing a first hair coloring chemical, a third compartment containing a second hair coloring chemical, and a membrane. The brush applicator is movable toward the membrane to puncture the membrane and cause the hair coloring chemicals to be mixed together. In another embodiment, the device contains two or more hair coloring chemicals, at least one in at least one receptacle within the device. The device further comprises a cutting member in the form of a cursor, pull-member, rotatable element, or push-member to cut open the receptacle(s) within the device to release and thereby mix the hair coloring chemicals. The device can include an applicator removably attached to the housing to apply the mixed hair coloring chemicals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2014
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Inventors: Cristophe Schatteman, Joshua Sybrowsky, Jean Rooryck
  • Patent number: 8910832
    Abstract: Device for the preservation of substances to be kept separate until their application includes a container (2), which is provided with an at least partially deformable body (6), and a delivery mouth (4), on which there is provided a delivery element for delivering the mixture. A watertight chamber (5) is arranged between the delivery mouth and the body of the container and is provided with a connection mouth (12) for the connection to the body (6), which is closed by cap means (20). A component of the substance to be delivered is contained in the watertight chamber (5), whereas another component is contained in the body (6). The communication between the two components is established by removing said cap, by interference between the walls of the cap and the walls of the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: Inge S.p.A.
    Inventor: Alessio Nobbio
  • Publication number: 20140332557
    Abstract: A system and method for custom coloring sealant is generally provided with one or more dispensing cartridges, containing a quantity of low viscosity sealant base solution, which in some embodiments is as fluid, or more-so, as common latex paint. One or more such dispensing cartridges are secured within a cartridge case. A coloring agent is added to the dispensing cartridge. The system may then be agitated by hand or in a mechanical agitator, such as a commercial paint shaker, until a desired color is attained. The sealant thickener may then be added and mixed by similar agitation of the system to obtain a non-sag, high viscosity sealant. Embodiments of the cartridge case are provided for use with various mechanical agitators and dispensing cartridges.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2014
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Inventors: Wayne Summons, Elliot Summons, Kenneth W. Atkinson, Daniel P. Lewis, Scott G. Bohm, Mark Niiro, Jeremy Yunge
  • Publication number: 20140332556
    Abstract: A system and method for custom coloring sealant is generally provided with one or more dispensing cartridges, containing a quantity of low viscosity sealant base solution, which in some embodiments is as fluid, or more-so, as common latex paint. One or more such dispensing cartridges are secured within a cartridge case. A coloring agent is added to the dispensing cartridge. The system may then be agitated by hand or in a mechanical agitator, such as a commercial paint shaker, until a desired color is attained. The sealant thickener may then be added and mixed by similar agitation of the system to obtain a non-sag, high viscosity sealant. Embodiments of the cartridge case are provided for use with various mechanical agitators and dispensing cartridges.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2014
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Inventors: Wayne Summons, Elliot Summons, Kenneth W. Atkinson, Daniel P. Lewis, Scott G. Bohm, Mark Niiro, Jeremy Yunge
  • Patent number: 8851007
    Abstract: A food topping and cutting device includes a handle coupled to a cutting edge, and further includes a container coupled to the handle. The container has a dispenser at one end configured to dispense, adjacent to the cutting edge, a food topping supplied from the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Inventor: Justin Yarbrough
  • Publication number: 20140276450
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a reservoir unit (40, 140, 240) for a drug delivery arrangement (1, 100, 200), the reservoir unit (40, 140, 240) comprising: a housing (41, 141, 241) adapted to accommodate a fluid substance and comprising a displaceable wall (43, 143, 243), a fluid transport member (50, 150, 250) comprising a fluid outlet (52, 152, 252), first fluid communication means (53, 153, 253) for providing fluid communication with an interior of another reservoir, and second fluid communication means (54, 154, 254) for providing fluid communication with an interior (44, 144, 244) of the housing (41, 141, 241), and coupling means (45, 145, 245) adapted for connection with mating coupling means associated with the other reservoir. The invention further relates to a drug delivery arrangement (1, 100, 200) employing the reservoir unit (40, 140, 240).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2012
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: NOVO NORDISK A/S
    Inventors: Klaus Bendix, Thomas Lindblad, Nick Smartt
  • Patent number: 8833606
    Abstract: A device for mixing and applying a substance includes a syringe barrel, a plunger, a shaft, a mixing surface, and a locking device. The syringe barrel is preloaded with one or more components of the substance and is enclosed by a seal. The plunger has a plunger body that is displaceable within the syringe barrel, and a dispensing surface. The shaft within the plunger body has a first end and a second end, and is positioned to extend through and from the plunger body. The mixing surface is attached to the first end of the shaft. The locking device enables the mixing surface to alternate between an extended position and a retracted position. In the extended position, the mixing surface projects from the dispensing surface to promote mixing of the substance. In the retracted position, the mixing surface is retracted through the dispensing surface into the plunger body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Howmedica Osteonics Corporation
    Inventor: Marc Miller Graham
  • Patent number: 8800813
    Abstract: A metering product delivery pump system that includes a product accumulator assembly, at least one controlled product dispensing assembly and a rotary gate valve assembly for each controlled product dispensing assembly is provided. The product accumulator assembly is coupled to receive product. The at least one controlled product dispensing assembly outputs product to a product package. Each rotary gate valve assembly is coupled to selectively pass product between the product accumulator system and an associated controlled product dispensing assembly. Each rotary gate valve assembly includes a rotary gate valve and at least one blade configured and arranged to engage the rotary gate valve to cut solid product as the rotary gate valve is rotated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Hormel Foods Corporation
    Inventors: John K. Buckles, John P. Hotek, John T. Hays, Gary D. Westland, Allan D. Olson, Joseph C. Gray
  • Publication number: 20140203042
    Abstract: A driving unit for a caulking gun includes at least two push portions respectively located on two respective rear ends of at least two tubes of a dual-tube unit so as to push material in the at least two tubes toward an outlet on a front end of the dual-tube unit. At least one connection portion is connected between the at least two push portions and a blade is formed on the front end of the at least one connection portion. The blade cuts two adjacent walls of the dual-tube unit so that the at least two push portions are moved forward when the driving unit is pushed forward. The materials in the at least two tubes are mixed and quickly solidified.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2013
    Publication date: July 24, 2014
    Applicant: GOOD USE HARDWARE CO., LTD.
    Inventor: WEN-CHI TSAI
  • Publication number: 20140197195
    Abstract: Provided is a device (10) for dispensing a dental substance. The device (10) comprises a cartridge (11) for containing the dental substance. The cartridge (11) has a plunger (20), and a dispensing opening (13). Further the device (10) is operable to urge the dental substance toward the dispensing opening (13). The device further comprises a cutter (31) for cutting off a portion of the dental substance which protrudes over the dispensing opening (13). The device may particularly facilitate precise dispensation of a high viscosity dental substance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2012
    Publication date: July 17, 2014
    Applicant: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Marc Peuker, Helmut Pauser, Mathias Bertl, Olaf Althoff
  • Publication number: 20140158711
    Abstract: Provided is a cartridge assembly comprising a cartridge for containing a dental substance. The cartridge comprises a dispensing opening for the dental substance. Further the cartridge assembly comprises a piston having a receptacle for establishing a screw connection with a spindle for moving the piston for dispensing the dental substance. This assembly helps minimize costs in the manufacturing and use of dental cartridges and/or dental dispensing devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2012
    Publication date: June 12, 2014
    Applicant: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Marc Peuker, Helmut Pauser, Jens Gramann, Andreas J. Boehm, Manfred Harre
  • Patent number: 8690012
    Abstract: The dispensing assembly comprises a double cartridge having two storage containers with bags placed therein, a mixer that is connectable to the cartridge, and an opening means acting upon the bag. The opening means is arranged on the mixer housing and rotatable with respect to the cartridge and in one exemplary embodiment has a cutting member with two knife-edges that are arranged essentially parallelly to and spaced apart from the longitudinal axis and provided with cutting edges. Thanks to the rotatable knife-edges, such a cutting member allows a clean and predetermined opening of the bags and a dispensing operation with minimum pressure losses and lost volumes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: Medmix Systems AG
    Inventors: Rochus Stoeckli, Andy Greter, Wilhelm A. Keller
  • Patent number: 8690011
    Abstract: Device for emptying a bag containing a frozen blood-derived product, including: a cutting device; an extractor for the product, a hopper for receiving the product, a device for transporting the bag from a receiving area to the plasma extractor, this transporting device including a robotic arm with a gripper which, in turn, includes: two catching arms, each defining at least a distal end and a proximal end, and an actuator, in which the actuator controls a mechanism for modifying the distance separating the distal ends of the gripper arms to catch the bag by its lower surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: Grifols, S.A.
    Inventors: Sergi Roura Adell, Miquel Faba Vilella, Jordi Boira Bonhora
  • Patent number: 8684231
    Abstract: A drink additive lid system (10) is provided for selectively introducing a drink additive (12) to a beverage container (14) closed by the lid system (10). The system (10) includes a plurality of additive compartments (20), each compartment (20) containing a drink additive (12), and a lid (22) attachable to a beverage container (14) to close a fill opening (16) of the beverage container (14). The lid (22) carries the compartments (20) and includes a drinking port (67) to allow beverage to pass from inside of the container (14) to the mouth of a user, and an actuator (24) mounted to be sequentially positioned adjacent each additive compartment (20) to allow a user to sequentially dispense the additive (12) from each additive compartment (20) into the beverage container (14) by engaging the actuator (24) with the compartment (20).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignee: Thermos L.L.C.
    Inventors: Marvin Lane, Richard J. Dias
  • Publication number: 20140084022
    Abstract: An assist assembly incorporated into a dispensing gun supporting an elongated cartridge containing a volume of a flowable material. An internally collapsible seating end of the cartridge is engaged by a rod and forward most plunger of the gun in order to force a flowable material through a forward disposed nozzle of the cartridge. A body contains a compressible spring and is mounted to the plunger so that the body contacts the internally collapsible seating end of the mounted cartridge. Forward advancing of the plunger results in a continuous force application by the spring in order to continuously and evenly dispense through the nozzle the flowable material. A secondary spring is mounted between a forward end of the cartridge from which the nozzle projects and an opposing forward end of the gun for additionally assisting in applying a controlled force discharge of fluid from the cartridge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2013
    Publication date: March 27, 2014
    Inventors: William Paul, Carol Paul
  • Patent number: 8672154
    Abstract: The fillable closure with a triggering pushbutton comprises a filler neck (3) that is to be screwed onto or joined to a container neck (4) as well as a closure cap (1) which is associated to the filler neck (3) and can be joined, pivoted and snapped-on the filler neck (3) by means of a hinge connection. A separately fillable container (2) can be inserted into the filler neck (3), the container being closed at the bottom with a sealing foil (19) that can be pierced or cut open. The closure cap (1) comprises a cap cover as a pusher disc (7), which can be pressed downward in the axial direction while deforming. By pressing the cap cover downward on the container (2) inserted in the filler neck or on a rigid opening element accommodated therein, the opening element can be pressed downward so that the sealing foil (19) of the container (2) can be pierced and cut open.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignees: Belcap Switzerland AG, RIWISA AG
    Inventor: Fritz Seelhofer
  • Publication number: 20140034669
    Abstract: A dispenser (100) having a reservoir (210) containing a composition (211) comprising a first substance (220) and at least one bead (230) immersed in the first substance, the bead comprising a shell (231) containing a second substance (232); a dispensing conduit (320) for dispensing the composition from the reservoir; and a rupture member (330) disposed within the dispensing conduit, the rupture member comprising at least one aperture (331 A-C) and at least one barb (332) extending into the aperture, the at least one barb rupturing the shell of the at least one bead as the composition flows through the at least one aperture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2011
    Publication date: February 6, 2014
    Applicant: COLGATE-PALMOLIVE COMPANY
    Inventors: Kathleen Frisch, Peter R. Hilliard, Peter M. Stagl
  • Patent number: 8596500
    Abstract: An anti-bubbling and anti-contamination water dispenser of the kind used to dispense water from disposable bottles which have a threaded cap, including a hexahedral housing to support the disposable bottles, having on the upper wall a container; the container is communicated with a tap to dispense water disposed perpendicular to the front wall of the housing to support the disposable bottles; wherein the front wall of the support housing of the disposable bottles has a recess that allows a gap between the tap outlet and the projection of the front wall wherein a glass for beverages aligned with the outlet center of water from the tap can fit, wherein the upper container has an identical inner diameter and threading that the cap of the disposable bottle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Inventor: Oscar Anselmo Antonetti
  • Publication number: 20130305763
    Abstract: An ice dispensing assembly that can provide whole, crushed, or shaved ice is described. Rotating blades are carried by a cylinder while locking blades are positioned on a shaft within the cylinder. The cylinder can rotate in different directions to provide whole ice or crushed ice. A control plate can be used to position a shaving blade so as to provide for shaved ice as well.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2012
    Publication date: November 21, 2013
    Applicant: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventor: Bart Andrew Nuss
  • Patent number: 8567644
    Abstract: A melted depilatory wax dispenser has a container with an opening that stores solid depilatory wax at room temperature. The container is opened, inverted and inserted into a vertically protruding heating element and the opening is placed upon and sealed to an adaptor ring. As the heating element heats the contents of the container, the wax melts and is dispensed through a mouth which leads to a piping system and a valve which in turn leads to a dispensing tube which allows the hot wax to be dispensed in a controlled and easy fashion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: Ceras Especiales Martinez de San Vicente, S.A.
    Inventor: Luis Martinez de San Vicente Oliveras
  • Publication number: 20130277390
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a metering and mixing device for multi-component substances, such as multi-component adhesives, which includes at least two associated cartridge accommodating deices for accommodating replaceable cartridges having individual substance components, a discharging device for disclosing (e.g., simultaneously discharging) the substance components from the cartridges through component outlets by discharging pistons that plunge into the cartridge accommodating device or cartridges, and a mixing device, which is connected to the component outlets, mixes the discharged substance components, and outputs the substance components in the mixed state. At least one discharging piston can have a thread such that the discharging piston can be driven forward by the thread when the discharging piston is rotated relative to the cartridge accommodating device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2013
    Publication date: October 24, 2013
    Inventors: Manuel BUCK, Andreas Hufschmid
  • 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: 8544683
    Abstract: A fluid cartridge for storing and dispensing first and second fluids includes a first tubular cartridge wall and a second tubular cartridge wall in side-by-side relation. First and second pistons are coupled for movement by a coupling portion and are respectively disposed within the first and second tubular cartridge walls to define first and second side-by-side fluid chambers. A fixed wall is disposed between the first and second fluid chambers. A force is applied to the first piston along the first central longitudinal axis of the first tubular cartridge wall and moves both the first and second pistons along and within the first and second fluid chambers as the coupling portion between the first and second pistons travels within an opening in the fixed wall. The opening may be a preformed slot or may be formed by a cutting element attached with the pistons as the pistons move during the dispensing operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2013
    Assignee: Nordson Corporation
    Inventors: Robert W. Springhorn, Peter Ngu
  • Patent number: 8522807
    Abstract: An arrangement and method for unloading raw material in connection with a cable manufacturing apparatus. The arrangement includes a feed inlet connected to the cable manufacturing apparatus for feeding raw material into the cable manufacturing apparatus, the feed inlet being adapted to be connected to an unloading spout of the raw material. The arrangement further includes a seal for opening and closing the feed inlet when the unloading spout is connected to the feed inlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Assignee: Maillefer S.A.
    Inventors: Petri Vetterstrand, Jorma Leppänen, Juha Hiltunen