With Discharge Assistant Patents (Class 222/82)
  • Patent number: 11369233
    Abstract: A soap dispenser for use in a hotel bathroom includes a bottle body, a sealing cover and a positioning frame, wherein the bottle body is used for containing shampoo or shower gel, and the bottle body is placed upside down; the sealing cover is connected to and covers a bottle mouth of the bottle body, a liquid discharge hole is provided in the center of the sealing cover, the liquid discharge hole is provided with a barrier sheet made of silica gel, and a cutout is provided at the center of the barrier sheet; and the positioning frame is used for fixing the bottle body to a wall of the bathroom. The problem in the prior art of inconvenience m use when a hotel guest takes a bath and needs to press a pressing valve on a bottle body when using bathroom amenities is solve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: JIANGSU OPPEAL DAILY COSMETICS CORP., LTD
    Inventors: Jingjing Li, Mingyang Chen, Aijun Luo
  • Patent number: 11260409
    Abstract: The present patent application relates to an arrangement for a packaging of a dual liquid component, which comprises a first component and a second component, the arrangement for the packaging that includes a container and an auxiliary device for application of the dual liquid component product. The container may have an upper, tubular part having a frustum-shape, and a lower part. The upper, tubular part may comprise an upper neck, in which the auxiliary device for application of the dual component product is assembled, and an upper wall with an open base, the upper wall being fitted with internal stops located internally near the neck and a seat located internally near the open base. The open base may host a sealing ring with an internal thread. The lower part may store the second component and may comprises a bottom, a lower wall, an upper free end fitted with an external thread and an adjacent seat strip located under the external thread.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: TERPENOIL TECNOLOGIA ORGANICA LTDA
    Inventors: Marcelo Ebert Ribeiro, Rodrigo Dangelo
  • Patent number: 11241541
    Abstract: A cold slurry syringe with enhanced features is provided for delivering a cold slurry into the human body. The syringe includes a syringe body for holding a volume of cold slurry, a plunger that slides within the syringe body for ejecting the cold slurry, and a tapered syringe head for delivering an even flow of cold slurry. An agitator can be added to keep the cold slurry from agglomerating and clogging the syringe. Insulation added around the syringe can keep the cold slurry from melting too quickly. A ball screw drive can be added to provide a smooth and consistent application of pressure as the cold slurry is delivered. The cold slurry flow can be enhanced by adding a streamline flow feature that reduces the occurrence of eddies or swirls inside the syringe. This feature can also help maintain the composition and consistency of the cold slurry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignee: MIRAKI INNOVATION THINK TANK LLC
    Inventor: Christopher Velis
  • Patent number: 11185475
    Abstract: Biomaterials, in particular bone foams, a process for preparing such materials as well as an applicator for applying the biomaterials directly to the patient's application site, and the use of a composition comprising water, a surfactant and a propellant in the preparation of a bone foam for the preparation of a calcium phosphate foam wherein the foam is obtainable by the mixture of at least two phases, a first phase comprising water and optionally a propellant, a second phase comprising one or more sources for calcium and/or phosphate, and wherein the foaming is performed during the mixture of the at least two phases to provide an improved calcium phosphate foam, process for the preparation of a calcium phosphate foam, use of a composition, solid state structure, calcium phosphate cement foam and bone foam applicator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: Stryker European Operations Holdings LLC
    Inventors: Hartwig Steckel, Maren Kuhli, Torben Christian Sörensen, Nils Reimers
  • Patent number: 11141743
    Abstract: A fluid dispenser device comprising: a reservoir (10) containing fluid; a dispenser head (20) that is provided with a dispenser orifice (21); dispenser means (25) for dispensing at least a fraction of said fluid through said dispenser orifice (21); and passage means (40) for connecting said reservoir (10) to said dispenser orifice (21) on actuation of said dispenser means (25), said device further comprising at least one porous insert (50) that is made out of porous material so as to suck up, in particular by capillarity, and to trap, at least in part, any residual fluid after actuation; said reservoir (10) including a stopper (25) that closes said reservoir (10) in leaktight manner before actuation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: APTAR FRANCE SAS
    Inventor: Guillaume Brouet
  • Patent number: 11117149
    Abstract: The present application relates to the design of a class of beauty products that facilitates personalized replenishment. The physical product is a new type of case comprising one or two sides or chambers, where each chamber retains a cartridge of a specific type of product, such as a foundation. For example, in an embodiment where the case of the present invention comprises a single chamber product, the cartridge may contain a single type of foundation. In an embodiment where the present invention comprises a case capable of retaining two cartridges, or comprises two product chambers, one cartridge may hold a relatively lightweight foundation, and the other may hold a long-wear foundation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: IM PRO MAKEUP NY LP
    Inventor: Oran Holtzman
  • Patent number: 11110485
    Abstract: An applicator system for extrusive dispensing of work material from a flexible pre-charged portion of a cartridge unit is provided. The system comprises a body portion having an actuator and a housing coupled thereto. The housing includes a cartridge bay and an arresting member displaceably coupled thereto. The cartridge bay is configured to receive the cartridge unit and defines at least one containment compartment for receiving the pre-charged cartridge. The arresting member is displaceable between open and closed configurations for releasably retaining the cartridge unit. The actuator, coupled to the housing in communication with the cartridge bay, includes a drive member engaging the pre-charged cartridge within the containment compartment. The body includes a handle and an activation member coupled thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignees: Patent & Investment, LLC, Nordson Corporation
    Inventors: Albert Lee, Brian Glass, John Hunter, Brian Dauphinais, Brent Giansanti
  • Patent number: 11089913
    Abstract: An dispenser includes a housing, a container disposed in the housing for holding a liquid, a nozzle, and a pump. The pump is disposed between the container and the nozzle. The pump includes a pump inlet, a pump outlet, a pump chamber, a first check valve, and a second check valve. The pump inlet is in fluid communication with the container and the pump chamber, and the pump outlet is in fluid communication with the pump chamber and the nozzle. The pump chamber is movable between an expanded position and a compressed position. The first check valve is disposed between the container and the pump, and the first check valve has a first cracking pressure. The second check valve is disposed between the first check valve and the pump, and the second check valve has a second cracking pressure. The first cracking pressure of the first check valve is greater than the second cracking pressure of the second check valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: GOJO Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: John J. McNulty, Donald R. Harris, Aaron D. Marshall, Daniel M. Willis, Nick E. Ciavarella
  • Patent number: 11059064
    Abstract: A dispensing pump (10) includes a removable chaplet (28) to facilitate removal of the internal metal spring components (44) for recycling. The dispensing pump (10) includes an accumulator (12) having an upper rim wall (24). The chaplet (28) is coaxially snap received about the rim wall (24) of the accumulator (12). The chaplet (28) has a body portion (30) received within the rim wall (24), and an outer wall (32) received outside of the rim wall (24). The outer wall (32) has a frangible wall portion (48) and a pull tab (50) at a terminal edge thereof. A dispensing head (36) with a piston stem (38) and spring (44) are coaxially guided within the chaplet (28) and accumulator (12). When the container is empty, the user pulls on the pull tab (50) to sever the frangible elements, releasing the chaplet (28) and allowing easy removal of the dispensing head (36) and the metallic spring component (44).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: Silgan Dispensing Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Leah E. Smalley, Alejandro Espinoza
  • Patent number: 11026536
    Abstract: A cooking and draining system includes: a vessel including a bottom and an upstanding side wall forming an interior region of the vessel and an opening opposite the bottom of the vessel, the vessel further including: a heating element located in one of the bottom and the side wall; a valve located in one of the bottom and the side wall, the valve selectively controlling outflow of fluid from the interior region of the vessel; a lid selectively sealing the opening opposite the bottom of the vessel; and a base selectively coupled to the vessel and selectively causing the heating element to heat the interior region of the vessel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Innovo Concepts, LLC
    Inventors: Edward T. Pietrucha, Patrick J Tannous, Gabriel Prero, Brian C Conti, Marco F Serrano
  • Patent number: 10974267
    Abstract: A dip tube for a fluid pump which dip tube includes at least one frangible portion which, when intact, provides different characteristics to the dip tube than when broken, including, for example, providing for shortening of the length of the dip tube and/or providing for an inlet opening at a closed a lower end of the dip tube. The dip tube is to be inserted into a fluid containing bottle such that on insertion a distal end of the dip tube comes into engagement with a bottom wall of the reservoir with forces arising in such engagement resulting in a breaking of the frangible portion causing a change of characteristics of the dip tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: OP-Hygiene IP GmbH
    Inventors: Heiner Ophardt, Padraig McDonagh
  • Patent number: 10933194
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses are disclosed with regard to syringe-transfer of a solution or other fluid within a carpule. One embodiment includes an apparatus that is a non-standard carpule barrel having a top portion, a bottom portion, and a barrel portion therebetween. The top portion includes an opening for receiving a syringe plunger and at least a first portion of a connection mechanism for connecting to an upper portion of the syringe. The bottom portion includes another opening capable of holding a bottom end of the carpule, wherein the carpule may be a standard carpule or a non-standard carpule. The barrel portion is located between the top portion and bottom portion, wherein the barrel portion includes a cradle, and wherein the cradle has a length capable of holding a standard carpule or a non-standard carpule and a width greater than the standard carpule.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: VYLON IP HOLDING, LLC
    Inventor: Lon J. Latiolais
  • Patent number: 10933204
    Abstract: An apparatus for delivering a therapeutic agent may be associated with a cap for a bottle that contains a prescription for a drug to which the therapeutic agent corresponds. When the prescription bottle holds an opioid, the therapeutic agent may be a substance that counteracts the effects of the opioid. The apparatus may include a nozzle that facilitates nasal administration of the therapeutic agent. The apparatus may be capable of attaching to a cap for a prescription bottle, or the apparatus may have a configuration that enables it to serve as the cap for the prescription bottle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: CounterAct, LLC
    Inventors: Donald Roy Mealing, Todd David Pizitz
  • Patent number: 10906054
    Abstract: A dispenser device having a dispenser head; an air expeller (20) for generating a flow of air with a piston (21) that slides in an air chamber (22); and a reservoir (30) containing a dose of composition, the reservoir (30) including an air inlet (31) connected to the air expeller (20), and a composition outlet (32) connected to the dispenser outlet (10), the air inlet (31) including a composition retainer member (40), and the composition outlet (32) closed by a closure element (50). The device has an opening system (61, 62) and an indicator (100; 50) that before actuation is in a first state and after actuation passes into a second state. The device includes a pusher element (25) secured to the piston (21). The dispenser head (1) includes a skirt (5) arranged around the air chamber (22), the bottom axial edge of the skirt (5) including a cutout (6).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: APTAR FRANCE SAS
    Inventor: Franck Poullain
  • Patent number: 10894133
    Abstract: A dispenser device for dispensing a fluid or powder composition, the dispenser device comprising: a dispenser head (1) that is provided with a dispenser outlet (10) that is formed at the end of a hollow sleeve (3); an air expeller (20) for generating a flow of air while the device is being actuated, said air expeller including a piston (21) that slides in an air chamber (22) between a rest position and a dispensing position, said air chamber (22) including a cylindrical body in which said piston (21) slides in airtight manner; and a reservoir (30) that contains a single dose of composition, said reservoir (30) including an air inlet (31) that is connected to said air expeller (20), and a composition outlet (32) that is connected to said dispenser outlet (10), said air inlet (31) including a composition retainer member (40) for retaining the composition in the reservoir (30) until the composition is dispensed, and said composition outlet (32) being closed by a closure element (50) that is force fitted in the c
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: APTAR FRANCE SAS
    Inventors: Matthieu Baillet, Dolorès Carballo, Hélène Dulude, Franck Poullain
  • Patent number: 10828928
    Abstract: A writing tool includes a writing unit, a capillary member, a dispensing unit, and a replaceable ink cartridge. The capillary member, the dispensing unit, and the replaceable ink cartridge are mounted in the writing unit. The dispensing unit contacts the capillary member and has at least one cutting portion. The replaceable ink cartridge accommodates ink therein and has a film at one end thereof. The replaceable ink cartridge can be installed in the dispensing unit and the film can be pierced and cut by the at least one cutting portion. The ink flows through the film and is delivered to the writing unit via the capillary member and the dispensing unit for writing. The writing tool can thus dispense the ink fluently and leave no residual ink.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: SDI CORPORATION
    Inventor: Szu-Yu Chen
  • Patent number: 10815113
    Abstract: A beverage dispensing apparatus may include a beverage dispenser and associated stopper. The stopper may be used to replace a cork, cap or other closure of a beverage container, such as a wine bottle. A needle of the beverage dispenser may be inserted through a passageway of the stopper so that pressurized gas can be introduced into the container to force beverage liquid to exit the container via the needle. The stopper may suitably seal the container after dispensing is complete, e.g., to resist exposing the beverage to oxygen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: Coravin, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory Lambrecht, Michael Rider, Otto DeRuntz
  • Patent number: 10766028
    Abstract: An apparatus for preparing a reagent solution includes an enclosure and a container disposed within the enclosure. The container defines an internal cavity having a compressible volume and defines a passage providing fluidic communication between the internal cavity and the exterior of the container. Optionally, a compressible member is disposed within the internal cavity. A reagent is disposed within the internal cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: LIFE TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jonathan Schultz, Todd Roswech
  • Patent number: 10618070
    Abstract: A multi-chamber spray bottle comprises a fluid reservoir having a plurality of individual chambers disposed along a horizontal axis. Each reservoir is in fluid communication with a detachable squeeze spray adapter. The fluid reservoir has a single snap on lid providing access to the interior environment of each reservoir. A removable funnel is secured within the base of the fluid reservoir.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Inventor: Lawrence Leff
  • Patent number: 10500342
    Abstract: A cold slurry syringe with enhanced features is provided for delivering a cold slurry into the human body. The syringe includes a syringe body for holding a volume of cold slurry, a plunger that slides within the syringe body for ejecting the cold slurry, and a tapered syringe head for delivering an even flow of cold slurry. An agitator can be added to keep the cold slurry from agglomerating and clogging the syringe. Insulation added around the syringe can keep the cold slurry from melting too quickly. A ball screw drive can be added to provide a smooth and consistent application of pressure as the cold slurry is delivered. The cold slurry flow can be enhanced by adding a streamline flow feature that reduces the occurrence of eddies or swirls inside the syringe. This feature can also help maintain the composition and consistency of the cold slurry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: MIRAKI INNOVATION THINK TANK LLC
    Inventor: Christopher J. P. Velis
  • Patent number: 10456799
    Abstract: A fluid dispenser device comprising: a reservoir (10) containing fluid; a dispenser head (20) that is provided with a dispenser orifice (21); dispenser means (30) for dispensing at least a fraction of said fluid through said dispenser orifice (21); and passage means (40) for connecting said reservoir (10) to said dispenser orifice (21) on actuation of said dispenser means (30), said passage means (40) including a hollow needle (41) that penetrates into said reservoir (10) on actuation of said dispenser means (30), said needle (41) being fastened in a needle support (60) that is itself fastened in said dispenser head (20); said needle support (60) including blocking means (65, 66) that, in the rest position, co-operate with said reservoir (10) so as to prevent it from moving axially relative to said head (20).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: APTAR FRANCE SAS
    Inventor: Francois Le Maner
  • Patent number: 10369288
    Abstract: A sealing container is designed to enable a user to adjust the timing of discharging the contents. The sealing container includes: a bag-shaped member for accommodating the contents therein, a sealing film for sealing the bag-shaped member, an opening means so configured that at least a part of which is movable toward the sealing film and is capable of opening the sealing film, an operation unit for performing an operation of moving the opening means, and a discharge means configured to be capable of discharging the contents from the bag-shaped member at a timing different from a timing at which the opening means penetrates the sealing film by operating the operation unit. It is possible for the user to perform only the operation of opening the sealing film by operating the operation unit, so that the user is able to arbitrarily adjust the timing at which the content is discharged from the bag-shaped member of the sealing container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Inventor: Norimoto Okabe
  • Patent number: 10316278
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure are directed to extracting the liquid from a container (such as a bottle of wine) in varying amounts at a desired serving temperature while preserving the liquid for later consumption. Various embodiments may be built within an appliance so the consumer experience is fully automated. Embodiments may include a variety of wine preservation techniques including the use of inert gases that prevent the oxidation of wine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Wine Plum, Inc.
    Inventors: David Andrew Koretz, Donald G. Hubbard, Jr., Niculae Mustatea, Michael Dumont, Kyle Adams
  • Patent number: 10308497
    Abstract: A spike for dispensing fluids from a flexible bag, wherein the spike includes multiple fluid channels which transfer liquids from the bag to an enclosed dispensing chamber and air from the enclosed chamber to the bag to permit and control fluid flow within the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: International Packaging Innovations, LLC
    Inventor: Jeffrey Macler
  • Patent number: 10220159
    Abstract: A fluid dispenser device having a body (1), and a dispenser head (2) provided with an orifice (3) and that is axially movable relative to the body (1). The body receives a reservoir (10) containing fluid, the reservoir has a hollow tube (11) having a proximal axial opening (12) closed by a stopper (20) adapted to slide in the tube (11). The dispenser head (2) includes a hollow cannula (4) connected at one end to the dispenser orifice (3), and provided at its other end with a perforating tip (5) having an opening (6) for perforating the stopper (20), the opening (6) defining a peripheral edge (7) extending around the opening (6) and includes a distal axial end and a proximal axial end, the distal axial end forming the distal axial end (59) of the perforating tip (5) arranged on the longitudinal central axis (A) of the cannula (4).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: APTAR FRANCE SAS
    Inventor: Ludovic Petit
  • Patent number: 10011473
    Abstract: A milk jug includes a pitcher body, a handle, a blade retainer, and an expiration tag retainer. The milk jug is useful for containing and dispensing milk packaged in bags while retaining necessary accessories on the pitcher. The milk jug improves the utility and convenience of using milk bags by preventing the loss of the blade and expiration tag commonly used with milk bags.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Inventors: Paul Locke, Antonio DiRoma
  • Patent number: 9956137
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an access assembly to provide access to the interior of a vessel and comprising: a base to extend through a sidewall of the vessel and having a tubular sealing portion providing a passageway axially extending therethrough, a pierceable sealing member arranged across the sealing portion to obstruct the passageway, at least one closure member axially displaceable relative to the base between a sealing position, in which the closure member completely obstructs and seals the passageway, and a leakage position, in which the closure member leakily obstructs the passageway.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Falk Borsutzki, Manfred Weber, Ulrich Bruggemann Fricke
  • Patent number: 9867788
    Abstract: A multi-chamber injection and treatment system includes a first chamber, a second chamber, a mixing element, and a needle portion. The first chamber is generally adapted to receive and advance various cells, while the second chamber is adapted to receive and advance adipose tissue, and can blend or reduce the size of the adipose tissue. The mixing element combines the constituents of the chambers and is in communication with the needle portion for driving the cellular mixture into a target tissue site, such as the mid-corpora of the male penis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Tania M. Schroeder, Natalie Ann Sautner
  • Patent number: 9770308
    Abstract: A device for automatically dispensing lubricating gel for medical procedures that reduces the chance of cross-contamination between patients by use of a shape that prevent accidental contact with the dispenser, anti-microbial materials, and a dispensing valve protection device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: Fern Innovations IP, LLC
    Inventor: Steven J. Fern
  • Patent number: 9682391
    Abstract: A dispenser device including a dispenser head (1), an outlet (10); an air expeller (20), and a reservoir (30). The reservoir includes an air inlet (31) connected to the air expeller and a composition outlet (32) connected to the dispenser outlet. The air inlet includes a composition retainer member (40), and the composition outlet (32) is closed by a closure element (50) force fitted in the composition outlet. A mechanical opening system (61, 62) co-operates with the closure element (50) to expel it. The reservoir removably mounted on the air expeller, so that after actuation, the empty reservoir can be removed and replaced. The air expeller is returned to its rest position while an empty reservoir is replaced. A breakable part (70) is assembled on the reservoir and/or the dispenser head and includes an indicator element (71) connected by a breakable bridge (72).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: APTAR FRANCE SAS
    Inventors: Matthieu Baillet, Francois Le Maner, Ludovic Petit, Franck Poullain
  • Patent number: 9655478
    Abstract: Dispenser apparatus for dispensing liquid soap or other liquid including dispensing structure for dispensing the liquid from a container, and an actuator for actuating the dispensing structure either by an electric motor or by manual movement of a cover of a cabinet holding the container and actuator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: Dispensing Dynamics International
    Inventors: Todd Jeffrey Muderlak, Kenneth John Muderlak
  • Patent number: 9579672
    Abstract: A dispenser device for dispensing a fluid or powder composition, including a dispenser outlet, an air expeller, and a reservoir containing a dose of a composition. The reservoir includes an air inlet connected to the air expeller, and a composition outlet connected to the dispenser outlet. The air inlet includes a composition retainer member for retaining the composition in the reservoir until the composition is dispensed, and the composition outlet being closed by a closure element that is force fitted in the composition outlet of the reservoir. The device includes a mechanical opening system that co-operates with the closure element so as to expel it mechanically from its closed position while the device is actuated. The closure element is an element that is not spherical, including a rounded portion, in particular a hemi-spherical portion, that faces towards the inside of the reservoir in the closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: APTAR FRANCE SAS
    Inventor: Matthieu Baillet
  • Patent number: 9518225
    Abstract: Disclosed are the use of fluorine substituted olefins, including tetra- and penta-fluoropropenes, in a variety of applications, including in methods of depositing catalyst on a solid support, methods of sterilizing articles, cleaning methods and compositions, methods of applying medicaments, fire extinguishing/suppression compositions and methods, flavor formulations, fragrance formulations and inflating agents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2016
    Assignee: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Rajiv R. Singh, Hang T. Pham, David P. Wilson, Raymond H. Thomas, Gary Knopeck
  • Patent number: 9486298
    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: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Marc Peuker, Helmut Pauser, Jens Gramann, Andreas J. Boehm, Manfred Harre
  • Patent number: 9429512
    Abstract: A microchip which includes, a liquid flow path through which a liquid sample including a sample flows; and a gas flow path in which compressed gas flows, wherein liquid sample inlet which communicates with the starting end of the liquid flow path and a gas supply port which communicates with a terminal of the gas flow path are formed on the same plane, and a sealing material is disposed so as to enclose the liquid sample inlet and the gas supply port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Toru Takashimizu
  • Patent number: 9302290
    Abstract: A caulking gun that dispenses caulking material may have a drip free mechanism that is operable to prevent additional caulk material from being dispensed. In another embodiment a caulking gun may have a lever that permits the user to adjust the drip free mechanism between a drit free condition and a continuous application condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Assignee: The Sherwin-Williams Company
    Inventors: James E. Szpak, Victor J. Levand, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9271826
    Abstract: The invention relates to a system for controlled loading of a reconstructed human or animal tissue during the healing phase, comprising an anchor element (10) for implanting in a first bone (50), at least one connecting element (20), and one retaining element (30) for the at least one connecting element (20) on a second bone (40). The anchor element (10) and/or the connecting element (20) and/or the retaining element (30) are made of self-dissolving bioresorbable material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Assignee: Mathys AG Bettlach
    Inventors: Stefan Eggli, Daniel Delfosse, Alessandro De Cesaris, Sandro Kohl, Marianne Herwig
  • Patent number: 9221666
    Abstract: A dispensing appliance for receiving a container and dispensing a liquid is disclosed. The container has a body, a mouth, and a closure with an initially sealed first dispensing opening. The dispensing appliance has a container holding portion and a dispensing portion having a first dispensing tube with an engagement tip for engaging into dispensing opening to enter in fluid communication with the interior of the container. The dispensing portion is pivotally connected to the holding portion by a hinge to rotationally move from a first loading position. A second dispensing position allows dispensing the liquid. Moving the dispensing portion from a loading position to a dispensing position drives the engagement tip through the initially sealed dispensing opening of the closure. The engagement tip of the first dispensing tube is translated along a rectilinear path by rotation of the dispensing portion, to engage into the first dispensing opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2015
    Assignee: Anheuser-Busch InBev S.A.
    Inventors: Stijn Vandekerckhove, Daniel Peirsman
  • Patent number: 9180172
    Abstract: The invention relates to systems and therapeutic methods to reduce plaque causing Peyronie's disease. One approach uses high pressure injection of collagenase-containing composition into a penile plaque. Plaque disruption is enhanced by the mechanical force of the high pressure, followed by the enzymatic action of collagenase. Another approach uses collagenase as a pretreatment, followed by addition of adipose-derived stem cells ADSCs. The initial collagenase injection breaks down collagen (often more type III than type I in Peyronie's) to provide short term benefit. The longer-term benefit is provided by introduction of ADSCs to the plaque, which can produce cytokines and other signals for revascularization and restoration of normal penile tissue. The resulting combination advantageously reduces the bulk of the plaque early on with ongoing reduction through the revascularization of the tissue. In addition, the treatment provides an advantageous shift of elastin and collagen ratios.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2015
    Assignee: AMS RESEARCH CORPORATION
    Inventor: Natalie Ann Borgos
  • Patent number: 9173777
    Abstract: Occlusive tissue dressings and methods including an elastomeric drape and a liquid component, at least partially cross-linked at least after one of drying and curing, suitable for application at a dressing-to-skin interface in order to create a substantially air-tight seal. The same or a different liquid component may be applied by a user at a tube-to-dressing interface in order to create a similar air-tight seal around the tube, if not occlusively sealed during its manufacture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Assignee: Worldwide Innovative Healthcare, Inc.
    Inventor: Danielle Zurovcik
  • Patent number: 9120663
    Abstract: A spike for dispensing fluids from a flexible bag, wherein the spike includes multiple fluid channels which transfer liquids from the bag to an enclosed dispensing chamber and air from the enclosed chamber to the bag to permit and control fluid flow within the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2015
    Assignee: International Packaging Innovations, LLC
    Inventor: Jeffrey Macler
  • Patent number: 9095654
    Abstract: A device is provided for introducing into a patient a combination of adipose tissue and an additive, for example, a hydrogel additive. The device includes a fat cartridge, an additive cartridge containing an additive, and a housing configured to receive, in a side-by-side manner, the fat cartridge and additive cartridge. A mixing tip may be included for causing mixing of the cartridge components prior to extrusion from a needle or cannula.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2015
    Assignee: Allergan, Inc.
    Inventors: Justin Schwab, Edwin Kayda
  • Patent number: 8985394
    Abstract: The present invention involves the field of numerous types of compounds including tooth whitening compounds and in particular, to specific apparatus which are used to retain tooth whitening compounds and then dispense them either into a dental tray where the tray is placed over the patient's teeth for a period of time or the tooth whitening compound is directly applied to the patient's teeth by the dentist or the dental assistant. More broadly described, the present invention includes compound and applicators used to dispense the compounds including tooth whitening compounds, dental bonding and filling compounds, adhesives, finely ground powder, jells, creams and paints.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Inventor: Bryan Tapocik
  • Publication number: 20150069085
    Abstract: Devices and methods are disclosed for extracting fluids from within a container sealed by a cork or septum without removal of the cork or septum or the contamination of the fluid within the container by reactive gases or liquids. Embodiments of the device can include a needle connected to a valve which is in turn connected to a source of pressurized gas for displacing the fluid. Further embodiments of the device can comprise additional components that act to force the needle to be inserted through the cork or septum along a linear path, to aid in preventing buckling of the needle, to clamp the device to the container, to prevent expulsion of the cork or septum from the container, and to guide the needle through a specified region of the cork or septum. This device is particularly suited for the dispensing and preservation of wine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2014
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Applicant: Coravin, Inc.
    Inventor: Gregory Lambrecht
  • Publication number: 20150053716
    Abstract: A apparatus for discharging liquids from deformable containers includes a first holding device for holding a first portion of the container, and a second holding device for holding a second portion of the container, wherein the second portion of the container is spaced from the first portion of the container and wherein the holding devices are arranged such that the container can be arranged at least in sections between the holding devices, and is deformable by a relative movement of one holding device with respect to the other holding device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2013
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Inventors: Rupert Meinzinger, Michael Neubauer
  • Patent number: 8950629
    Abstract: This document relates to delivery devices for dispensing fluid materials, including high viscosity fluids such as high viscosity surgical adhesives. For example, methods and materials for an integrated system of containing and permitting point of use delivery of a high viscosity adhesive fluid onto a planar surface of tissue during a surgical procedure are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Cohera Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey S. Kapec, Kazuna Tanaka, Yukiko Naoi, Kenneth Allen Focht, Gerhard Liepold
  • Publication number: 20140374441
    Abstract: Devices and methods for guiding a needle in movement through a bottle closure, such as a cork, to extract fluids from the bottle without removal of the cork. A needle may be attached to a device body by a needle base, which includes a surface arranged to engage with a needle guide to guide movement of the needle base and needle relative to the guide. A needle guide may also provide a shield for the needle tip and/or a needle opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2014
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Applicant: Coravin, Inc.
    Inventors: Nicholas G. Lazaris, Otto Deruntz, Mike Rider
  • Publication number: 20140374510
    Abstract: A dispenser apparatus is disclosed herein. A dispenser is disclosed herein. In various aspects, the dispenser includes a piston slidably sealingly engagable with a container containing a unit dose of liquid therein. The dispenser includes a cutting edge disposed about a piston face of the piston, the cutting edge configured to open a covering of rigid construction sealingly engaged with the container, in various aspects. A passage is formed between a piston face of the piston and a nozzle outlet of a nozzle to communicate fluid from the container through the nozzle outlet by sliding of the piston within the container, in various aspects. Methods of use of the dispenser are disclosed herein. This Abstract is presented to meet requirements of 37 C.F.R. §1.72(b) only. This Abstract is not intended to identify key elements of the apparatus and methods disclosed herein or to delineate the scope thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2013
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Inventors: MARTIN KRAUSS, LOO T. YAP
  • Publication number: 20140367414
    Abstract: A dispensing closure includes a closure body with dispensing-metering chambers. The dispensing closure body includes a bottom part having at least two chambers passing into an upper guiding part of the body. The at least two chambers have the form of guides, the cross- section of which coincides with the cross-sections of the chambers at a transition point. A piston is situated in each of the chambers. The upper part of each piston has a lock preventing unintentional twisting-off of the plastic cover. The bottom side each piston includes a plastic cutter for perforation of a covering foil. The body containing the pistons is sheltered from above with a rotationally fitted plastic cover featuring a separable lock preventing any intervention. The chambers are closed from the bottom of the body with a covering foil. The chambers of the dispensing closure have the shape of equal-armed triangles, the longest side of which has the shape of a sector of a circle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2012
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Applicant: ISOLINE EU, S.R.O.
    Inventor: Vladislav Pichrt
  • Patent number: 8910829
    Abstract: Devices and methods for guiding a needle in movement through a bottle closure, such as a cork, to extract fluids from the bottle without removal of the cork. A needle may be attached to a device body by a needle base, which includes a surface arranged to engage with a needle guide to guide movement of the needle base and needle relative to the guide. A needle guide may also provide a shield for the needle tip and/or a needle opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: Coravin, Inc.
    Inventors: Nicholas G. Lazaris, Otto Deruntz, Mike Rider