Mounted For Relative Motion Patents (Class 222/83)
  • Patent number: 10974037
    Abstract: The present invention regards an applicator device for the preparation and application of at least one medical substance, preferably a coloured liquid, comprising: a hollow chamber having a hosting end and an opposite distal end in communication with means for contact with the patient; a cartridge slidingly inserted into said hollow chamber, containing at least one first medical substance, and having a first end external to the hollow chamber, and a second end completely inserted into the hollow chamber; a breaking means positioned at the distal end, capable of establishing a fluid communication between the internal of the cartridge and the means for contact with the patient; said second end being sealed by a filled double layer closure system containing at least one second substance, preferably coloured, mixable and/or soluble with the first medical substance contained in the cartridge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: NEX MEDICAL ANTISEPTICS S.R.L.
    Inventor: Aldo Colombo
  • Patent number: 10870531
    Abstract: A method of using a portion capsule for producing a beverage. The method includes providing an apparatus including a barcode reader, the apparatus including a pump adapted to supply heated water; loading the portion capsule into the apparatus; piercing the foil lid; reading a barcode on the portion capsule with the barcode reader; determining whether the read barcode agrees with a stored reference; and activating the pump to push heated water into the portion capsule only upon a determination that the read barcode agrees with the stored reference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: K-FEE SYSTEM GMBH
    Inventor: Marc Krüger
  • Patent number: 10864539
    Abstract: A device for packaging and dispensing a generally fluid product includes a dispensing head placed on top of an external body into which is inserted an internal container that forms a reservoir and is suitable for rigid attachment to a metering assembly of the head. The metering assembly, of the airless type, includes a metering pump that is surrounded and supported by a closing element in direct contact with the upper end of the container in a leaktight annular connection area. A ring which surrounds the connection area covers an internal peripheral volume defined between the body and the container. A wall that is movable towards the pump inlet provides a leaktight separation and maintains an identical pressure between the product in the reservoir and the air in the peripheral volume.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: POCHET
    Inventors: Marc Delmon, Gérald Martines
  • Patent number: 10751487
    Abstract: A nebulizer with a press-type medicine cup is provided. The nebulizer includes a body, a medicine cup, an engagement structure, and a multi-directional resilient member. The engagement structure includes an inner protruding base and an outer protruding block disposed outside the inner protruding base. The inner protruding base and the outer protruding block extend from the body and the medicine cup. The inner protruding base includes a cavity inside and includes two through holes. The outer protruding block includes two engagement grooves. The multi-directional resilient member is installed in the cavity and includes a press element, two straight resilient arms extend from the press element, two oblique resilient arms are bent from the two straight resilient arms, and each oblique resilient arm has a block member. The two block members are inserted through the two through holes to be engaged with the two engagement grooves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: DELTA ELECTRONICS, INC.
    Inventor: Wan-Chen Peng
  • Patent number: 10676259
    Abstract: A dispensing closure system includes an upper closure portion and a lower closure portion including an axial flow conduit and a vent conduit. The upper closure portion is axially movable relative to lower closure portion between shipping and dispensing positions. A seal is disposed on the lower closure portion over the flow and vent conduits. A peripheral spacing strip is removably secured to the upper closure portion and engages with either the lower closure or the outside of the container to prevent movement. A piercing probe includes piercing elements in alignment with the flow and vent conduits for piercing the seal. In the shipping position, the piercing elements are spaced from the seal. However, when the spacing strip is removed and the upper closure portion is axially moved to the dispensing position, the piercing elements pierce the seal to open the flow conduit and the vent conduit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Silgan Dispensing Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Thanhhung Le, Brandon Ramsuer, John Scott, Frederick Thompson
  • Patent number: 10676261
    Abstract: A closure including a base, a cutter and a cap is described which is configured to be attached to a container. Upon initial removal of the cap from the base, the cutter is configured to move downwards relative to the base so as to create an opening through the container. The portion of the container through which the cutter creates an opening may be formed of a film that is configured to be easily pierceable by the cutter. Methods of molding the closure components may include co-molding the cutter and base an in integral unit so as to facilitate and expedite assembly of the base, cutter and cap components to form the closure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Silgan White Cap LLC
    Inventor: Gary Berge
  • Patent number: 10625912
    Abstract: Container closure (1) having a closure bottom part (5) and a cap (2), and also a mouthpiece (3) and an apparatus for piercing a closure film, wherein a tamper-evident band (6) is provided which ensures that the closure film can be pierced by the apparatus only when the tamper-evident band (6) has been removed, wherein the tamper-evident band (6) is arranged between the closure bottom part (5) and the cap (2), characterized in that the tamper-evident hand (6) is designed as a closed ring which is connected to a bottom edge of the cap (2) via at least one separable web (8), and the cap (2) is mounted on the closure bottom part (5) so as to be able to be respectively rotated and pressed in regions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: MONTFORT SOLUTIONS GMBH
    Inventor: Martin Schmid
  • Patent number: 10617604
    Abstract: An end cap which is prepared for being fastened, especially attached, to an especially pipe socket-type connecting port of a cartridge-shaped receptacle and in a mounted state serves for sealing the connecting port, including a top surface portion, a shell surface portion being connected, especially perpendicularly and cylindrically, to the top surface portion, and a flange portion connected to the shell surface portion, the flange portion including and/or forming a sealing portion, by which the end cap can be fixed and sealed to the cartridge-shaped receptacle, and a predetermined breaking/tearing portion, at which the end cap tears and/or breaks in a predefined manner when the end cap is removed from the cartridge-shaped receptacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: B. Braun Avitum AG
    Inventors: Dinah Klaus, Matthias Wesseler, Johannes Kathol
  • Patent number: 10518962
    Abstract: A two aerosol can injection system has a first aerosol can which contains activator or hardener and a second aerosol can containing product such as paints, thinners, clear coats, and propellant. A connector system connects at a first end to the first aerosol can and at a second end to the second aerosol can which provides flow of activator or hardener from the first can to the second can.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Pro Form Products Ltd.
    Inventor: James H. Speck
  • Patent number: 10035149
    Abstract: A mixing container includes a first container that stores two or more reagents and a second container for mixing two or more reagents. The first container includes reagent storage chambers that are respectively provided for the two or more reagents and have openings formed at portions thereof, and a sealing member that seals the respective openings of the reagent storage chambers. The second container includes an opening portion formed such that the first container can be connected thereto, and protruding portions disposed so as to pierce the sealing member when the first container is connected to the opening portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignees: ARKRAY, Inc., BODITECH MED INC.
    Inventors: Fumito Hiramura, Hironori Hasegawa, Park Ki Tae, Kim Cheol Min
  • Patent number: 9988192
    Abstract: The present invention regards a package for food products comprising a flexible container having a first wall and a second wall opposite each other and peripherally sealed along at least the respective side edges, a space inside said walls containing, optionally in sterile conditions, a food product, and a gusset element extended between the upper edges of said first wall and of said second wall, said gusset element defining a pocket turned towards the interior of said flexible container, characterized in that it comprises an opening and closing device housed in said pocket and constrained to said flexible container, said opening and closing device comprising a pourer body associated with an opening and closing cap, and cutting means suitable to perforate said flexible container at the time of the first opening of said packaging.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: GRC Pack Luxembourg S.A.
    Inventor: Pierottavio Canegallo
  • Patent number: 9907432
    Abstract: A delivery head for a beverage preparation machine comprising a movable first part and a fixed second part, the first part being movable relative to the second part between an open position and a closed position, in the open position the first part being positioned to enable loading of a cartridge into the delivery head, in the closed position the first part and second part being positioned to hold said cartridge in a dispensing position, the delivery head further comprising an inlet piercer and an outlet piercer, the inlet piercer and the outlet piercer being orientated substantially in the same direction and being pivotable relative to the fixed second part between a retracted position and a piercing position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: Koninklijke Douwe Egberts B.V.
    Inventors: Roger Geoffrey Tanner, Andrew Michael Halliday
  • Patent number: 9877709
    Abstract: Applicators for storing, sterilizing, and dispensing adhesives. The applicators comprise a porous tip, a body, and a container containing a polymerizable cyanoacrylate monomer adhesive. The applicators are sterilized by radiation, and following sterilization, the adhesive remains substantially unpolymerized for about twenty four months.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: Adhezion Biomedical, LLC
    Inventors: Rafael Ruiz, Sr., Sheng Zhang, Martin Krauss
  • Patent number: 9821938
    Abstract: A universal bottle cap capable of threadably engaging two or more bottles of a different thread arrangement having a substance retained therein. The universal bottle cap threadedly engages a bottle containing a beverage therein. Such universal bottle cap includes a cylindrical member closed at a first end thereof and open at a second end thereof. There is a threaded portion disposed on an inner surface of the cylindrical member for engaging a threaded end of such bottle. A capsule like device is disposed inside the cylindrical member adjacent the closed end for retaining a substance to be dispensed into a beverage in such bottle. A device for piercing the capsule engages each of the threaded portion of the bottle cap and the capsule for piercing the capsule as the universal bottle cap is threaded onto such bottle thereby releasing contents of the capsule into such beverage for mixing therewith.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Inventor: Craig R. Valentine
  • Patent number: 9650174
    Abstract: The fillable closure is used to trigger the emptying of a capsule that can be inserted in the closure and filled separately. The closure consists of a closing cap which can be attached to the neck of a container and in which a separately fillable capsule can be inserted in the closed state from beneath. The region above the inserted capsule on the closing cap forms a push button. A downwardly projecting protuberance is molded on the lower face. The protuberance abuts against the inserted capsule. Using pressure from above, the push button can be pressed to deform an initially convex shape as seen from above into a concave shape, the protuberance pushing the upper face of the capsule and the content thereof downward. A film, which forms the lower face of the capsule, is thus placed under tensile stress such that it breaks or bursts along weakened lines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignees: RIWISA AG, BEVASWISS AG
    Inventors: Fritz Seelhofer, Wolfgang Zangerle
  • Patent number: 9637290
    Abstract: A capsule cap for a beverage container of the present invention includes: a cylindrical lower coupling unit (10) keeping an additive (A) therein; a cutting unit (20) having a cylindrical cutting body (21) inserted in a lower body (11) and vertically moving down to cut a seal (12) so that the additive (A) drops; and an upper coupling unit (30) disposed over the lower coupling unit (30) to be turned and vertically move the cutting unit (20), in which drinking water contained in the beverage container an additive are separately kept, so the drinking water and the additive are prevented from spoiling. Further, spiral guides are formed, so torque is easily changed into straight force, thereby achieving easy cutting and opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignees: CHUNG A RAM CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Young-bok Jeon
  • Patent number: 9604045
    Abstract: Described is a lock connection device for medical fluid lines comprising a first connector for coupling a first medical fluid line and a second connector for coupling a second medical fluid line, wherein both connectors are adapted for releasable attachment to each other. The device comprises a first closing member adapted to be releasably attached to the first connector so as to close it, and a second closing member adapted to be releasably attached to the second connector so as to close it. The first and second closing members are configured to attach to each other. If the first closing member is attached to the first connector and the second closing member is attached to the first closing member and the second connector, the first closing member can be detached from the first connector wherein the second closing member remains attached to the first closing member and the second connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: MICREL MEDICAL DEVICES, S.A.
    Inventor: Achilleas Tsoukalis
  • Patent number: 9592944
    Abstract: A fitment for use with a collapsible bag for dispensing liquids or semi-solids having a spout of a generally cylindrical body attached to a collapsible bag, an aseptic flip-cap attached to the spout having positioned therein a flexible cap duckbill that allows for the flow of fluid when engaged with a probe assembly, wherein the flip-cap forms an aseptic seal with the spout on the collapsible bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Assignee: LIQUI-BOX CORPORATION
    Inventor: James Johnson
  • Patent number: 9592940
    Abstract: The present application provides an ingredient release spout with an ingredient therein for use on a container. The ingredient release spout may include a cap with the ingredient therein and a nozzle. The cap may include a diaphragm with a capsule insert extending therefrom. The nozzle may include a cutting device therein such that rotating the cap pulls the diaphragm and the capsule insert towards the cutting device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Assignee: The Coca-Cola Company
    Inventors: Samuel Ombaku Nyambi, Fritz Seelhofer
  • Patent number: 9505513
    Abstract: A device for sterilizing cuboid-shaped cardboard/plastic combipacks in an autoclave, wherein the packs consisting of product and packing are subjected to heat treatment at a certain temperature over a certain period of time, wherein the product consists of a liquid and chunky portions, and wherein mechanisms are provided inside the autoclave to drive the packs rotationally about a rotational spindle, and a cuboid-shaped cardboard/plastic combipack for use in such a device. A plurality of packs, are arranged closely adjacent to one another in parallel rows, to be arranged on support floors and for a plurality of support floors loaded with packs to be arranged one above the other and fixed in their mutual positions. The cardboard for the pack used therewith is made water-repellent by means of glue to reduce the intake of water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Assignee: SIG Technology AG
    Inventors: Michael Wolters, Thomas Dintelmann
  • Patent number: 9238531
    Abstract: A reclosable pouring element for liquids contained in packagings, in particular liquid food, including a base body, which has a pouring opening, an external thread and a flange for connection to the packaging, a cutting ring, which has a cutting edge and a projection, and a screw lid, which has an internal thread and an actuator, the pouring opening being closed by a barrier film. To achieve improved protection of the barrier film against damage while still having a reliable opening function of the pouring element, it is proposed that the base body has a support wall, on which the barrier film rests.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2016
    Assignee: SIG Technology AG
    Inventors: Sven Himmelsbach, Markus Wassum
  • Patent number: 9227771
    Abstract: The purpose of the invention is to provide a very safe opener cap that can easily open a film serving as a section to be opened without scattering the contents. A can body (10) and a screw cap (20) are screwed together, and the screw cap (20) and an opener (30) are ratcheted together so as to rotate as a unit in the direction of the screw cap (20) tightening. Blade angles of an annular blade (34) are configured so that the blade angle in the direction of the screw cap (20) loosing is gentler than the blade angle in the direction of tightening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2016
    Assignee: KEY COFFEE INC.
    Inventors: Hiromitsu Ueda, Masahiro Takenaka, You Yamamori, Kazuo Kawamata, Takeshi Sou, Syouzo Fujii
  • Patent number: 9211984
    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 storage chamber surrounding the flow tube. An annular base cap at the base of the flow tube is releasably engageable with the skirt to close off the bottom of the storage chamber. A downward force applied to the flow tube will resiliently deform the diaphragm and downwardly disengage the base cap from the skirt, thus releasing the contents of the storage chamber into the container. The flow tube extends above the storage chamber and terminates in a flow assembly having a cap sleeve movable 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: September 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2015
    Assignee: FROM THE EARTH NATURALLY LTD.
    Inventors: Anita Dyrbye, Mike Claerhout
  • Patent number: 9194093
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a water pump that may be easily constructed from inexpensive parts and materials and that is powered by the water source from which the water to be pumped is drawn. In a preferred embodiment, two pairs of lever arms located on opposite sides of the pump are alternately filled with water from the source and then emptied causing the lever arms to alternately ascend and descend. As the lever arms ascend and descend, they alternately fill and then compress a pair of pistons causing water to be pumped to an outlet of the pump. Water from the emptied lever arms may preferably be returned to the source, thus minimizing any impact of the pump on the environment and downstream users of the water source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Assignee: The Full Belly Project Ltd.
    Inventors: Joost Brender A. Brandis, Jeffrey Lynn McKay
  • Patent number: 9150336
    Abstract: The closure cap according to the invention for a container for receiving liquids, and in particular a BFS container for receiving an enteral nutrient solution, has a cover part and a rim part, with a withdrawal part for the withdrawal of a liquid, and in particular the enteral nutrient solution, being arranged in the cover part. Basically, the closure cap according to the invention may also comprise, as well as the withdrawal part, an injection part for the injection of a medicinal liquid into the enteral nutrient solution. The withdrawal part of the closure cap according to the invention has a connecting part for a spike of a flexible line of a transfer device and a closing-off part having a pierceable membrane for closing-off the recess in the connecting part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2015
    Assignee: FRESENIUS KABI DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
    Inventors: Torsten Brandenburger, Gerhard Greier, Ismael Rahimy
  • Patent number: 9090445
    Abstract: A pouch connector includes a safety cap having a cap base portion and a main connector disposed opposite the safety cap. The main connector and safety cap are configured to receive a portion of a pouch therebetween. The main connector includes a piercing member for piercing the pouch, an actuating portion for actuating the piercing member and a main connector base portion. The piercing member is configured to pierce through a portion of the pouch so as to provide fluid communication between a substance inside the pouch and the interior of the main connector. A polymeric membrane is coupled to at least one of the cap base portion and the main connector base portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2015
    Inventor: Daniel Py
  • Publication number: 20150144656
    Abstract: The present invention provides a dispensing cap for attaching to a container, which includes a dispensing chamber having an interior compartment for holding an ingredient to be dispensed into the container. The top end of the dispensing chamber has a flexible diaphragm and an actuator button and the lower end of the dispensing chamber is connected to a movable cone-shaped member. The dispensing chamber includes a threaded bottle cap for attaching the container to the dispensing cap. A vertical shaft includes four rectangular shaped vanes which engage and push the cone-shaped member at the bottom of the dispensing chamber. This causes the cone-shaped member to move to an open position and thereby form a dispensing opening in the bottom of the interior compartment of the dispensing chamber so that the ingredient housed within the compartment freely passes through the dispensing opening and into the container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2014
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventor: EZRA HAMWAY
  • Patent number: 9016517
    Abstract: Devices and methods for guiding a needle in movement through a bottle closure, such as a cork, to extracting fluids from the bottle without removal of the cork. A force indicator may indicate when a force exceeding a threshold value is applied to the needle during insertion and/or withdrawal of the needle from a cork.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Coravin, Inc.
    Inventor: Adam Brierley Craft
  • Publication number: 20150090735
    Abstract: A fluid dispensing system can be used with a container comprising at least one camming surface. In various embodiments, the fluid dispensing system can have a housing which can accept at least a portion of the container in a fixed orientation and a track which can be engaged with the housing. In at least one embodiment, the housing can be slidably movable along the track at least between a first position and a second position. In various embodiments, the fluid dispensing system can have a tube which can be engaged with at least a portion of the container to withdraw fluid therefrom when the housing is in the second position and can also have a fluid system in fluid communication with the tube.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2014
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Inventors: Christopher Lawrence SMITH, Brian Joseph ROSELLE, Stephan James Andreas MESCHKAT, Corey Michael BISCHOFF, Kenneth Eugene LAMB, William Peter WURZELBACHER, Douglas Arthur MARSDEN
  • Patent number: 8973789
    Abstract: A closure assembly for a container having a housing with a fluid passage, a retaining ring attached to an inner surface of a wall of the housing and having a sloping centering flange, and a valve positioned in the housing and sealing the fluid passage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: DS Smith Plastics Limited
    Inventors: Mark Smith, Carsten Pfromm
  • Patent number: 8967430
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a tap assembly for dispensing fluids from a flexible film bag such as a “bag-in-box”. Known taps associated with such flexible bags do not efficiently dispense fluid from a bag which is partially collapsed and/or can damage the opposite wall of the partially collapsed bag. The tap assembly includes a body with a bore, an actuation member to cover at least a portion of the bore and a piercer which is configured to pivot within the bore and pierce and cut a sterility membrane positioned over an open end of the bore upon movement of the actuation member by a user. The piercer comprises a curved surface which functions to position the piercer away from the plane of the adjacent bag wall after initial piercing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works, Inc.
    Inventor: Andrew Nicholson Wrigley
  • Patent number: 8960423
    Abstract: A fillable closure is used to initiate emptying of a separately fillable capsule molded into this closure. The capsule is made oxygen-impermeable on the inside or outside with a vapor-deposited layer of silicon dioxide or metal. The volume of the capsule can be reduced through pressurization from the top, through deformation of its side walls, for cutting or rupturing a sealing foil. The capsule has an asymmetric push button with a pusher surface, a deformable front and side wall and a stable rear wall. The upper end of the rear wall forms a stationary edge, on which the pusher surface can be pivoted downward through deformation of the front and side wall. On the bottom of the pusher surface, a triangle-shaped blade is formed, which ends in a tip, and its triangle edge forming a cutting edge for piercing and cutting the sealing foil on the bottom of the capsule.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Bevaswiss AG
    Inventor: Fritz Seelhofer
  • Publication number: 20150048110
    Abstract: A resealable spigot for a coconut that provides easy access by consumers to the sterile coconut water within a coconut. The spigot is comprised of a grommet positioned within a coconut tooled cavity, a sleeve positioned with said grommet and a plunger positioned within said sleeve with the plunger selectively movable to breech the coconut's seed-case cavity providing access to the sterile coconut water therein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2013
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Inventor: Paul dePoo
  • Publication number: 20150014354
    Abstract: The insulated bottle containment system supports a disposable water or sports drink bottle under a hard plastic ring below the cap. Supporting the bottle by this ring allows the invention to port the top of the disposable bottle with a puncture tube that is angled in a way that, while puncturing the top, it does not introduce a piece of the cap into the drink. At the top of the containment system is a hinged or pivoted top that introduces the puncture tube into the top and at its closed position locks into place. Through the puncture tube, the drink is allowed to flow to the drink port, where the consumer can drink their beverage. The top is adaptable to various different neck sizes. The insulated container is sized to accommodate a range of bottles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2013
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventor: Jason Kellenberger
  • Publication number: 20150016208
    Abstract: The present disclosure is drawn to a multi-chamber container and related methods for storing and mixing liquids and associated methods of use. The multi-chamber container includes a first chamber configured to contain a first liquid composition. The multi-chamber container also includes a second chamber configured to contain a second liquid composition. The multi-chamber container further includes a barrier operable to separate the first chamber and the second chamber. Additionally, the multi-chamber container includes a compliant mechanism movable between a first position and a second position and a plunger movable with the compliant mechanism to alter or remove the barrier. In the first position, the barrier is operable to maintain the first liquid composition and the second liquid composition separate from one another. In the second position, the plunger is operable to alter or remove the barrier to facilitate contact of the first liquid composition and the second liquid composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2013
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventors: Brian G. Larson, Jonathan George
  • Patent number: 8931711
    Abstract: An apparatus for delivering a volatile material in a continuous manner is disclosed. The apparatus includes a delivery engine having a reservoir for containing a volatile material; a rupturable substrate secured to the reservoir; a rupture element positioned adjacent to the rupturable substrate; and a breathable membrane enclosing the reservoir, rupturable substrate and rupture element. In some embodiments, the apparatus includes a housing having a notch for compressing the rupture element and breaching the rupturable substrate as it is inserted into the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Dana Paul Gruenbacher, Jason John Olchovy, Scott Kendyl Stanley, James Douglas Still, Walter Sordo, Stefano Deflorian, Cedric Morhain
  • Patent number: 8931667
    Abstract: A fluid dispensing system can be used with a container comprising at least one camming surface. In various embodiments, the fluid dispensing system can have a housing which can accept at least a portion of the container in a fixed orientation and a track which can be engaged with the housing. In at least one embodiment, the housing can be slidably movable along the track at least between a first position and a second position. In various embodiments, the fluid dispensing system can have a tube which can be engaged with at least a portion of the container to withdraw fluid therefrom when the housing is in the second position and can also have a fluid system in fluid communication with the tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Christopher Lawrence Smith, Brian Joseph Roselle, Stephan James Andreas Meschkat, Corey Michael Bischoff, Kenneth Eugene Lamb, William Peter Wurzelbacher, Douglas Arthur Marsden
  • Publication number: 20140367415
    Abstract: Devices and methods for extracting a beverage from a container, such as a wine bottle. Beverage can be extracted from a container by inserting a needle through a container closure, such as a cork, delivering pressurized gas into the container via the needle, and dispensing beverage from the container via the needle. A pressure regulator may control a pressure of gas introduced into the container, and a lance used to pierce a pressurized gas cylinder may include a leading face arranged to reliably pierce a cylinder closure. The regulator may include valve features to reduce valve chatter or hammering and provide a more reliable pressure seal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2014
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Applicant: Coravin, Inc.
    Inventors: Mike Rider, Otto Deruntz, Lee Ka Wing
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8893912
    Abstract: A closure device (1) for a product dispensing container. The closure device comprises a base (2) having a body with a connector portion (2a) adapted to mount the closure device on a product container. The base comprises a product channel (5) and a rupturable seal (4) occluding the product channel and forming a lower seal of the closure device. A rotary part (20) is rotatably journalled on the base. The rotary part has a product passage (21) in communication with the product channel in the base. An upper sealing arrangement (30) is arranged on the rotary part and forms an upper seal of the closure device that is remote from the lower seal and seals the product passage of the rotary part. A lower seal rupturing member (40) is movable in a rupturing motion relative to the base to rupture the rupturable lower seal. A motion transfer (27, 42, 3b, 41) means is provided and is adapted so as to effect the rupturing motion of the lower seal rupturing member upon suitable rotary actuation of the rotary part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: IPN IP B.V.
    Inventors: Peter Jan Van Der Molen, Laurens Last, Jeroen Gerrit Anton Gebbink
  • Patent number: 8887956
    Abstract: A liquid supply device includes a container, a boring part, an operation lever, a fixing member, and a coupling portion. The container includes a sealing film and is filled with a liquid. The boring part bores the sealing film of the container when the boring part is inserted into the container to discharge the liquid from the container and supply the liquid to a supply destination. The operation lever is connected to the boring part and operates the boring part so that the boring part is pulled out and inserted into the container. The fixing member fixes the operation lever when the boring part is inserted into the container. The coupling portion is installed in the container and is coupled with the operation lever when the operation lever is moved to the position where the boring part is inserted into the container to prevent the boring part from slipping.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignees: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd., Fujifilm Corporation
    Inventors: Takaaki Sekiyama, Tomohisa Yoshida, Satoshi Matsuzaka, Kenji Yokota
  • Patent number: 8839974
    Abstract: A closure cap for a container filled with a medical fluid and having a mouthpiece sealed by a pierceable membrane includes a cap-shaped closure body and a drinking stub with an opening for drinking purposes. The drinking stub is pivotable between a first position, in which the drinking stub bears against the closure body, and a second position, in which the drinking stub protrudes from the closure body, such that, when the drinking stub is pivoted, the membrane of the container is pierced and a connection is produced between the opening in the drinking stub and the container interior.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: Fresenius Kabi Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Torsten Brandenburger, Christian Ebert, Bernd Knierbein
  • Patent number: 8820591
    Abstract: A closure assembly for a container assembly for a container having a housing with a fluid passage, a retaining ring attached to an inner surface of a wall of the housing and having a sloping centering flange, and a valve positioned in the housing and sealing the fluid passage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: DS Smith Plastics Limited
    Inventors: Mark Smith, Carsten Pfromm
  • Patent number: 8820577
    Abstract: A device for dispensing a liquid is connectable to a container containing the liquid and detachably connectable to a base station having a drive member, the device including a liquid duct and a pump actuated by the drive member for effecting passage of liquid through the duct, characterized in that the device includes a cutter for piercing a tamper resistant foil positioned across the outlet of the container and that a push pin for actuating the cutter is operable from outside the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Nestec S.A.
    Inventors: Christoph Rusch, Elmar Mock, Gary Cooper, Andre Klopfenstein, Naomi Bitmead, James Peter Herrick, Amol Ashok Bhalerao, Randall L. Morrison, Bernard Guillemain
  • Publication number: 20140202895
    Abstract: The present disclosure is drawn to a multi-chamber container and related methods for storing and mixing liquids and associated methods of use. The multi-chamber container includes a first chamber configured to contain a first liquid composition. The multi-chamber container also includes a second chamber configured to contain a second liquid composition. The multi-chamber container further includes a membrane separating the first liquid composition and the second liquid composition. The membrane is puncturable to facilitate contact of the first liquid composition and the second liquid composition. Additionally, the multi-chamber container includes a plunger operable to puncture the membrane. The plunger can be configured to move through an opening of the first chamber opposite the membrane to facilitate puncture of the membrane.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2013
    Publication date: July 24, 2014
    Inventor: Brian G. Larson
  • Patent number: 8784917
    Abstract: The invention concerns a new food product (1) in the form of a meal comprising food (4) and a sauce (5), intended to be mixed for consumption of the meal, in closed packaging (1) comprising a container (2) in which the food (4) is placed and a lid (3) in which the sauce (5) is placed, the sauce being separated from the food by a seal (7) which closes off the part of the lid (3) facing the food (4) characterized in that the container (2) comprises a mechanism (11) to tear the seal (7) when the lid (3) is turned concurrently to the container (2) between a pre-tearing position of the seal (7) and a tearing position of the seal (7).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Inventor: Claude Sebban
  • Publication number: 20140197199
    Abstract: For the first time, a screw cap (1) is realized with which a tubular bag to which the screw cap (1) is attached can be opened by a self-cutting process and metered dispensing from a metering opening (31) is simultaneously realized. The screw cap (1) consists of a lower part (2), on which a spacing means (4), used in practical terms as transport protection, is placed, and onto which a cutting sleeve (3) with a lateral metering opening (31) is screwed. The container can be opened by means of the cutting sleeve (3) and thereafter its contents can be dispensed in a metered manner by means of a valve piston (5) that is guided in the cutting sleeve (3) by a screwing movement. In the closed state, the valve piston (5) reaches into the cylinder (30) of the cutting sleeve (3) underneath the metering opening (31) and seals the cylinder (30), which is open at both ends, off against the container that is welded to the flange (21) of the lower part (2).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2012
    Publication date: July 17, 2014
    Applicant: ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
    Inventor: Dan Barron
  • Patent number: 8770441
    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: January 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: International Packaging Innovations, LLC
    Inventor: Jeffrey Macler
  • Publication number: 20140166157
    Abstract: One-piece dispensing closure or lid molded in a single mold not requiring assembly of independent pieces, except for a seal after filling the closure with the additive. The closure has a round side skirt and security or tamper evident band, provided inside with threaded ribs, a flexible diaphragm with a tearing structure made up of a central stem and a tearing cylinder having a plurality of tearing tips to break the seal and release the additive.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2012
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Inventor: Jose Rodrigo Oliva Salinas
  • Patent number: 8740110
    Abstract: An apparatus for delivering a volatile material in a continuous manner is disclosed. The apparatus includes a delivery engine having a reservoir for containing a volatile material; a rupturable substrate secured to the reservoir; a rupture element positioned adjacent to the rupturable substrate; and a breathable membrane enclosing the reservoir, rupturable substrate and rupture element. In some embodiments, the apparatus includes a housing having a notch for compressing the rupture element and breaching the rupturable substrate as it is inserted into the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Dana Paul Gruenbacher, Jason John Olchovy, Scott Kendyl Stanley, James Douglas Still, Walter Sordo, Stefano Deflorian, Cedric Morhain