Plural Container And/or Compartment Patents (Class 222/94)
  • Patent number: 11202523
    Abstract: The container for a molded food product is provided with a hollow body including a bottom wall and a side wall extending from the bottom wall to a wide end provided with a discharge opening. The bottom wall has an outer edge extending around a longitudinal axis of the container and a venting device manually operable to define one or more vent holes in the bottom wall. The venting device includes a push member provided with an actuation portion and at least one first hinge adjacent to the actuation portion. The push member is longitudinally movable between an initial proximal position, in which the vent holes are closed by corresponding closing members, and a predetermined distal position, in which the vent holes are open.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2021
    Assignee: COMPAGNIE GERVAIS DANONE
    Inventors: Frederic Chivrac, Pedro Galera Sanchez
  • Patent number: 11203480
    Abstract: Disclosed are an instant mixing container. The container includes a main container and an inner container fitted inside the main container. A mutually isolated outer storage chamber and inner storage chamber are provided inside the main container and the inner container respectively. An opening is provided on the inner container, and when the opening is pressed, impacted or pulled by an external force and opens, the outer storage chamber and the inner storage chamber are in communication. The container can instantly mix two or more materials, several different materials are respectively filled to constitute an integrally formed product, and the container is convenient to use, is able to keep the materials for a long time, and has an anti-counterfeiting function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2021
    Inventor: Guangming Zhang
  • Patent number: 11198551
    Abstract: A dual chamber bottle includes a doser for mixing and dispensing two liquids. The bottle holds a first bulk liquid in a bulk chamber. The bottle holds a second additive liquid in a cartridge. The first and second liquid are segregated from each other. The doser is provided to dose the additive liquid into the bulk liquid. The second liquid is an additive that enhances a quality of the first liquid. The bulk chamber can be squeezed to dispense the bulk liquid out of the bottle while introducing the additive liquid to the bulk liquid in the process of dispensing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2021
    Assignee: L'Oreal
    Inventor: Jason Fyfe
  • Patent number: 11155398
    Abstract: To provide a container including an inner container that is deformed as content decreases, the container being a dispensing container reusable and excellent in an aroma retaining property. To implement such container, a dispensing container (10) includes a container body (13) including a flexible inner container configured to be filled with content and to deflate as the content decreases, and an outer container encompassing the inner container and having an intake hole through which external air is taken into a space between the inner container and the outer container, a discharge cap (15) including a top surface part having a discharge port through which the content is discharged, the discharge cap (15) being mounted on a mouth portion (13a) of the container body (13), and an external air introduction hole that provides communication between the outside and the intake hole. The inner container and the outer container are made of a polyethylene terephthalate resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignees: Kikkoman Corporation, Hokkaican Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takahiro Nakahashi, Natsuyuki Mannen, Denmi Kuwagaki
  • Patent number: 11104499
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a flexible pouch. In an embodiment, the flexible pouch includes opposing flexible films. The flexible films define a common peripheral edge. A microcapillary strip is sealed between the opposing flexible films. A first side of the microcapillary strip is located at a first side of the common peripheral edge and a second side of the microcapillary strip located at a second side of the common peripheral edge. A peripheral seal extends along at least a portion of the common peripheral edge. The peripheral seal comprises a sealed microcapillary segment. The peripheral seal forms a closed flexible pouch having a storage compartment. A liquid is present in the storage compartment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Nicolas C. Mazzola, Wenyi Huang, Laura J. Dietsche, Zhongbi Chen, Bruno R. Pereira, Narayan Ramesh
  • Patent number: 11090487
    Abstract: A device for treating human keratin materials, in particular with the aid of an electric current. The device includes a reservoir containing an in particular cosmetic or dermatological composition to be applied to the keratin materials, a unit for dispensing the composition contained in the reservoir, in particular a pump, and an end fitting for applying the composition contained in the reservoir, comprising at least one applying member and in particular a plurality of applying members. The applying member is supplied with the composition from the reservoir by the dispensing unit, the composition passing through an intermediate chamber for storing the composition located in the end fitting, the intermediate chamber being at least partially defined by an elastically deformable wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignees: L'OREAL, SEB S.A.
    Inventor: Thi Hong Lien Planard-Luong
  • Patent number: 11034503
    Abstract: The container includes a first container formed therein with a content storage space and a container coupling space that are separately defined, a second container coupled to the container coupling space of the first container, a first discharge device installed in the first container to discharge contents stored in the first container, a second discharge device installed in the second container to discharge contents stored in the second container, and a push button configured to simultaneously actuate the first and second discharge devices and formed with first and second discharge passages connected to the first and second discharge devices, respectively, and first and second discharge ports. The second container is inserted into an opened lower portion of the container coupling space so that the second container is coupled with the first container, and the second discharge device installed in the second container is connected to the second discharge passage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: PUM-TECH KOREA CO., LTD
    Inventor: Do Hoon Lee
  • Patent number: 11014106
    Abstract: Dispenser device for liquids, comprising: —a dispenser head (1); —a replaceable, flexible receptacle (2), containing the liquid to be dispensed and which has a valve (21) provided with a seal (22) for opening and closing; —a rigid container (3) for securing the flexible receptacle, provided with a mouth (32) for the mechanical coupling of the dispenser head (1) and of means (33) for the coupling and securing of the valve (21) of the flexible receptacle (2) in a position facing the mouth (32) of the rigid container (3); and —a hydraulic coupling part (4) of the dispenser head to the flexible receptacle, which is automatically coupled to and decoupled from the seal (22) of the valve (21) and displaces it towards an open position and towards a closed position when the dispenser head (1) is coupled to and decoupled from the rigid container (3), respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: DISARP, S.A.
    Inventor: Miguel Angel Tortosa Maroto
  • Patent number: 11001794
    Abstract: The invention provides a multi-compartment container for storing and dispensing separately a plurality of consumable liquids that can be mixed in an accurate and repeatable manner. Each storage compartment within the container encloses a predetermined quantity of a consumable liquid, wherein the first compartment is filled with a first liquid and the other compartments are filled with second and third liquids. The individual storage compartments are structurally merged to form elongated dispensing compartments each with a first end and a second end, wherein a one-way outlet positioned at the first end and a one-way outlet located at the second end permits passage of liquid from the storage compartments into the corresponding dispensing compartments. Upon fully inverting the container, the designated outlet of each dispensing compartment is opened, wherein precise amounts of liquids in the first, second, and third compartments are dispensed at constant volume ratio using gravity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Inventors: Christine Renee Pappas, John Dispenza, Mark Alan Litman
  • Patent number: 10993588
    Abstract: A dispensing device includes an outer container made of a deformable material, the outer container includes a hollow interior cavity. The dispensing device includes an inner container affixable within the interior cavity of the outer container. The outer container is a re-usable container, the inner container can be a one-time use, disposable container, shipped to a customer on a periodic basis, including toothpaste. The inner container includes a nozzle for dispensing of the paste upon completion of assembly. The dispensing device includes a nozzle locking mechanism to secure the inner container to the cap. The cap includes a cap locking mechanism to secure the cap to the outer container. Upon assembly, applying a compression force to the outer container dispenses the toothpaste.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Better & Better Co.
    Inventors: Vladimir Vukicevic, Jerry Hu, Mary Costa, Ciaran Murphy
  • Patent number: 10987093
    Abstract: Devices and methods are disclosed for delivering sealing compound to a wound in animals, including humans. Such wound sealing is important after deep skin penetrating lacerations or subsequent to internal wounds. The apparatus utilize an aerosol dispensing system that both mixes and applies a multi-part sealant compound. The aerosol system includes a plurality of sealant component chambers, a source of pressurized gas, an aerosol mixing head, a pressure regulator, a pneumatic switch, and a component pumping mechanism. The aerosol system, either a reusable or a disposable device, is further provided with a system that keeps dry components from liquid components and then automatically mixes the liquid and dry components prior to application. The system provides for easy control over the application, inexpensive manufacture, and simplified preparation, thus minimizing the time needed for application and enhancing the potential outcomes of the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: NeoMend, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles Vaughn Cassingham, William Jerome Mezger
  • Patent number: 10960155
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a label configured to be coupled to a medicament delivery device. The label includes a first surface and a second surface. The first surface is configured to be coupled to an outer surface of the medicament delivery device. The second surface includes a textual indicia. The label further includes an electronic circuit system configured to output an electronic signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: kaleo, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric S. Edwards, Evan T. Edwards, Mark J. Licata, Paul F. Meyers, David A. Weinzierl
  • Patent number: 10870127
    Abstract: A cartridge for a one or two-component mixing and dispensing system includes at least one flexible film bag as a cartridge wall, a rigid front part that is in particular integrally formed with the at least one flexible film bag and that is arranged at a front end section of the at least one film bag, the rigid front part including at least one outlet opening. The cartridge for a two-component mixing and dispensing system has a first flexible film bag as a cartridge wall and a second flexible film bag as a cartridge wall, and a structure surrounding the cartridge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: SULZER MIXPAC AG
    Inventors: Tobias Bodenmüller, Hayden Turner
  • Patent number: 10865016
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to a squeezable container having first and second compartments for storing and dispensing a plurality of items. The container may be used for storing food items and remnant food waste in the first or second compartments while keeping them physically separate to prevent mixing of fresh food and waste products. The squeezable container may be made of a resilient, flexible material which retains its original shape while allowing a user to deform the container to access the first and second containers, Apertures in top and bottom caps of the container assembly flexibly deform to allow access to the first and second compartments when the top and bottom caps are squeezed by a user, while retaining food items therein when not squeezed by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: New Direction Packaging
    Inventors: Chad William Fisher, Amy Linda Fisher, Riccardo James Tresso, Thomas Grant Fisher
  • Patent number: 10849836
    Abstract: A one step hair color and relaxer system comprising: an alkalizing agent in the range between about 0.1% to about 8%, based upon the total concentration of the hair color and relaxer system; a hair dye; and an oxidizing agent in the range between about 0.1% to about 6%, based upon the total concentration of the hair color and relaxer system; wherein the pH of the hair color and relaxer system is in the range between about 9 to about 14.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: Zotos International, Inc.
    Inventors: Marina Azizova, Yanping Zhou, David Erlingheuser, Rushi Tasker
  • Patent number: 10758924
    Abstract: Provided is a receptacle for mixing different materials, including: an outer receptacle for accommodating cosmetic contents; an inner receptacle of a columnar member for accommodating cosmetic contents, the upper part of which is opened and the lower part thereof is closed, which has an upper flange placed over some of the inner circumference of the upper opening portion of the outer receptacle and an elliptical first pump set is inserted into the inside the upper surface thereof; an elliptical second pump set mounted in parallel with the elliptical first pump set on one side of the inner receptacle; a shoulder member, the upper part of which is opened, and on the inner circumference thereof, and an intermediate part is fixed by pressing the upper flange of the inner receptacle and at the same time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Inventor: Seong Il Kang
  • Patent number: 10675647
    Abstract: The present invention disclosed herein relates to a discharge container for heterogeneous contents, which configured such that the pumping operations of a first pumping member and a second pumping member are achieved by manipulating one button member, and a first content and a second content are simultaneously discharged separately to be used, wherein a button support for supporting the button member at both sides of the button member guides the vertical movement of the button member, whereby the button operation can be stably performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignees: YONWOO CO., LTD., PKG GROUP, LLC
    Inventors: Sang-Hyung Kim, Hun Bong
  • Patent number: 10654039
    Abstract: A microfluidic cartridge for detecting one nucleic acid of a sample, including a plurality of functional volumes split into functional areas and a fluidic network of microchannels. At least three functional areas are fluidly connected to a central distribution hub of fluids by one or more hub-connected microchannels, the central distribution hub being capable of pumping and injecting fluids from a first functional area to a second functional area by passing through the central distribution hub; and at least three valves of hub-connected microchannels are arranged so that the at least three valves are adapted to be actuated mechanically by a single external cam-driven actuator. A docking station using such a microfluidic cartridge and a process for analyzing a biological sample involving a docking station and a microfluidic cartridge are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: GENEWAVE
    Inventors: Yann Marcy, Marc Artigue, Quentin Le Masne, Kevin Marq
  • Patent number: 10653226
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide an aerosol product for forming a warming cream composition which is capable of achieving excellent dispersion stability of hydration exothermic substance powder and of easily forming a warming cream composition having a sufficient warming effect. The aerosol product of the present invention includes a double structure container provided with a discharging mechanism for simultaneously discharging contents filled in the two liquid concentrate filling spaces. The propellant filling space is filled with a propellant composed of compressed gas. The first liquid concentrate filling space is filled with a composition, which includes hydration exothermic substance powder dispersed in a liquid medium containing a polyhydric alcohol and a higher alcohol and having a viscosity (at 20° C.) of 1000 to 10000 mPa·s, containing 10 to 40% by mass of the hydration exothermic substance powder, and 0.05 to 20% by mass of the higher alcohol, and having a viscosity (at 20° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: TOYO AEROSOL INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Makoto Tsubouchi, Tomoyuki Niinomi
  • Patent number: 10640275
    Abstract: A dual chamber storage device includes a first chamber having a base and a hollow body for storing a first material. A second chamber within the hollow body of the first chamber has a base, a hollow body for storing a second material, and a neck portion. A dispenser housed within the second chamber has a hollow body, a dispensing tip, and a cutting edge. A cap surrounds the end of the dispenser with the cutting edge, is rotatingly connectable with the second chamber neck portion, and is non-rotatingly connectable with the first end of the dispenser. When the cap is rotated relative to the second chamber neck portion, the second end of the dispenser moves toward the base of the second chamber and the cutting edge pierces the base of the second chamber thereby allowing the second material to enter the hollow body of the first chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: BIO-TECHNE CORPORTION
    Inventors: Paul V. McGrath, Thomas M. Pizza, Jerry W. Westwood, Steven L. Hjelm, Keith M. Simeone
  • Patent number: 10625293
    Abstract: A compressible cartridge includes a first flexible bag, a second flexible bag, and a rigid face plate. The first and second flexible bags include a multilayer film having at least three layers formed from different materials. The first and second flexible bags have a front end and a sealed back end opposite the front end. The first flexible bag defines a first volume to receive a first flowable material. The second flexible bag defines a second volume to receive a second flowable material that is different from the first flowable material. The rigid face plate has a first collar, a second collar, and a nosepiece. The first collar is bonded to the front end of the first flexible bag, and the second collar is bonded to the front end of the second flexible bag. The nosepiece defines 1) a first opening that is in fluid communication with the first volume of the first flexible bag, 2) a second opening that is in fluid communication with the second volume of the second flexible bag, and 3) a discharge opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Nordson Corporation
    Inventor: Charles M. Frey
  • Patent number: 10569936
    Abstract: A multi-compartmental container for storage and easy mixing of two or more materials, e.g., pastes, is disclosed. The container has a container portion that includes two or more compartments containing materials that need to be mixed. The container further includes an outlet nozzle provided at an operative top end of the container. The compartments of the container portion are in fluid communication with each other so that the contents of the compartments can inter-mix with each other, when the container is shaken manually, thereby providing a final product that is to be applied to a body part of a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Inventor: Ray Small
  • Patent number: 10549905
    Abstract: The present invention has as its object the provision of an aerosol product for forming a gel composition. The aerosol product has high storage stability and can form a desired gel composition easily and stably. The aerosol product for forming a gel composition of the present invention has a double-structure container including a propellant filling space and two liquid concentrate filling spaces and having a discharging mechanism for simultaneously discharging the contents filled in the two liquid concentrate filling spaces. The propellant filling space is filled with a propellant composed of a compressed gas, a first liquid concentrate filling space is filled with a first liquid concentrate composition containing water and a water-soluble alginic acid salt, and a second liquid concentrate filling space contains a second liquid concentrate composition containing water and a dissociative calcium salt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: TOYO AEROSOL INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yasutomo Nakajima, Makoto Tsubouchi, Hokuto Kamijyo, Tomoyuki Niinomi, Remi Ikeda
  • Patent number: 10518957
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to an apparatus and system for dispensing foods and liquids to be kept separate in a pouch, package or bag. The pouch has separate components within that separate components with a removable or openable divider between the components for combining the components. For example, a liquid component and a solid component can be kept separate in the packaging with a removable or openable barrier between the solid and liquid component. The packaging includes a base which supports the pouch, which is rollable or foldable into the base to provide a mechanism for adjusting the level of the material within the pouch in relation to an upper opening of the bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Inventor: Priyason Jonathon Perus
  • Patent number: 10471451
    Abstract: A device for applying a mixed component includes first and second receptacles configured to receive first and second components, respectively, a static mixing nozzle, an applicator and an operating member. The static mixing nozzle includes a plurality of mixing elements, has a first end and a second end, and is in fluid communication with the first and second receptacles. The applicator includes a spray tip and an input for pressurized fluid, the spray tip is disposed downstream of the second end of the static mixing nozzle and is in fluid communication with the static mixing nozzle. The operating member is disposed on the applicator and is configured to control the pressurized fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: SULZER MIXPAC AG
    Inventors: Richard Parks, Heather Parks
  • Patent number: 10472163
    Abstract: To provide a fixing plate for an aerosol container that allows positioning thereof, fittable to a mounting cup, applicable to aerosol containers without changes in shape, and fittable to the mounting cup without displacing out of position relative to the mounting cup. The fixing plate (100) for an aerosol container is mounted to a mounting cup (310) having two stems (320) protruding therefrom and is used for positioning of an exterior component. The fixing plate is formed in a cylindrical shape fittable to the mounting cup (310), includes, on an inner circumferential side thereof, container positioning unit and container lock unit for positioning and retaining and fitting of the fixing plate (100) and the mounting cup (310), and includes, on an outer circumferential side thereof, exterior component positioning unit and exterior component lock unit for positioning and retaining and fitting of the fixing plate (100) and the exterior component (200).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: TOYO AEROSOL INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hirokazu Shimizu, Nobuyuki Hanai
  • Patent number: 10342588
    Abstract: A paste application device stores two starting components for mixing the starting components to form a paste and for application of the formed paste. The device comprises a two-component cartridge comprising two internal spaces, two feed plungers shiftable in the internal spaces and bordering the internal spaces on a first side of the two-component cartridge, and at least two dispensing openings by means of which the internal spaces are open on a second side of the two-component cartridge that is opposite from the first side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: HERAUES MEDICAL GMBH
    Inventors: Sebastian Vogt, Thomas Kluge
  • Patent number: 10307777
    Abstract: Device for containing fluid substance, including a bag having at least one flexible side wall, a substantially rigid neck delimiting an opening giving access to an internal cavity of the bag, shaped to at least partially accommodate a pumping member for pumping the fluid substance, and provided with a connector for connection to an external container. The bag is made from multilayer material, and the neck is made from a material different from bag material and includes a cup-shaped element having a bottom wall with at least one opening, and a side wall on the outer surface of which the upper edge of the bag is hermetically connected. The device includes a valve element for moving from an opening position, wherein the valve element makes the bag internal cavity accessible, and a closing position, wherein the valve element inhibits access to the internal cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: LUMSON S.P.A.
    Inventor: Matteo Moretti
  • Patent number: 10124593
    Abstract: A fluidic dispensing device for dispensing a fluid has a body having a chamber with a perimetrical end surface. An ejection chip is attached to the body in fluid communication with the chamber. A diaphragm has a dome portion and a perimeter sealing surface. The perimeter sealing surface of the diaphragm is in sealing engagement with the perimetrical end surface of the chamber to define a fluid reservoir that contains the fluid. The diaphragm has a deflection axis that is substantially perpendicular to a plane of the perimeter sealing surface. The diaphragm has a cross-section profile that controls a deflection of the dome portion to collapse along the deflection axis in a direction that is at least one of toward or away from a plane of the perimeter sealing surface as the fluid is depleted from the fluid reservoir.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: FUNAI ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Steven R. Komplin, James D. Anderson, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10100270
    Abstract: A method of making an organic cleaning agent, which includes the steps of picking a specific edible mushroom with a specific size, soaking the specific edible mushroom in water without squishing for a specific amount of time so as to form a soaked and unsquished mushroom, squishing the soaked and unsquished mushroom a specific amount so as to form a squished mushroom, and soaking the squished mushroom in boiling water for a specific amount of time so as to form a treated liquid, so that the treated liquid formed thereby is the organic cleaning agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Inventor: Gail R. Moser
  • Patent number: 10052643
    Abstract: Device for containing fluid substance, including a bag having at least one flexible side wall, a substantially rigid neck delimiting an opening giving access to an internal cavity of the bag, shaped to at least partially accommodate a pumping member for pumping the fluid substance, and provided with a connector for connection to an external container. The bag is made from multilayer material, and the neck is made from a material different from bag material and includes a cup-shaped element having a bottom wall with at least one opening, and a side wall on the outer surface of which the upper edge of the bag is hermetically connected. The device includes a valve element for moving from an opening position, wherein the valve element makes the bag internal cavity accessible, and a closing position, wherein the valve element inhibits access to the internal cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: LUMSON S.P.A.
    Inventor: Matteo Moretti
  • Patent number: 10017316
    Abstract: A container assembly has a first container that operably houses a second container. The first container is configured to hold a first flowable substance, and the second container is configured to hold a second flowable substance. The second container is rupturable, preferably by manipulation through the first container, wherein the second flowable substance can mix with the first flowable substance to form a mixture. The first container is also rupturable to dispense the mixture therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: James Alexander Corporation
    Inventors: Richard J. May, David G. Robinson, Francesca Fazzolari, Alexander T. Davidson
  • Patent number: 9915443
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a heating element (1) having an exothermic composition containing an oxidizable metal, a carbon component and water. Tri-alkali metal phosphate is contained in the heating element (1), and the content of water in the heating element (1) is equal to or larger than 50 parts by mass and equal to or smaller than 90 parts by mass for 100 parts by mass of the oxidizable metal, and the content of tri-alkali metal phosphate as a phosphate group is equal to or larger than 0.5 parts by mass and equal to or smaller than 1.1 parts by mass for 100 parts by mass of the oxidizable metal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: KAO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takeshi Oka, Shouko Senda
  • Patent number: 9908130
    Abstract: Device to contain and dispense fluid, including: container including neck, connector with ring cap element; deformable bag, for housing inside a container cavity and including neck having opening to access bag cavity, and bag flange extending transversally to the bag neck; manual pump at least partially in the bag neck; ring cap element connected to container neck for connecting pump and bag to container neck; an annular support element for resting on a container neck free edge, annular support element including: seat including rest wall for bag neck flange, ring cap element, when connected to container neck, binding annular support element and at least one flange portion and annular element to container neck; and connector for cooperating with connection counter-part in ring cap element. Ring cap element includes connection counter-part for cooperating with container neck connector for removably connecting ring cap and container neck.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: LUMSON S.P.A.
    Inventor: Matteo Moretti
  • Patent number: 9902158
    Abstract: A fluidic dispensing device has a body having a chamber with a perimetrical end surface, and a chip mounting surface defining a first plane and having a first opening. An ejection chip is coupled to the chip mounting surface. The ejection chip is in fluid communication with the first opening. The ejection chip has a fluid ejection direction that is substantially orthogonal to the first plane of the chip mounting surface. A diaphragm has a dome portion and a sealing surface. The sealing surface has a planar extent that surrounds the chamber. The sealing surface is in sealing engagement with the perimetrical end surface of the chamber to define a fluid reservoir in fluid communication with the first opening. The diaphragm has a deflection axis that is substantially parallel to the first plane of the chip mounting surface, and the dome portion is displaceable along the deflection axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: FUNAI ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Steven R. Komplin, James D. Anderson, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9834363
    Abstract: A container (100) for isolating first and second fluids, such as beverage concentrate components, until dispensing is provided, as well as methods of assembly and dispensing. The container can have first (111) and second (113) enclosed bodies for containing the first and second fluids to be dispensed and an insert (130) directing fluid from the enclosed bodies towards one or more valves or separate discharge paths (148a, 148b).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: Kraft Foods Group Brands LLC
    Inventor: Piaras Valdis De Cleir
  • Patent number: 9802010
    Abstract: This present invention provides a delivery device that could be used to delivery discreet small volume of expensive biotechnology treatments to specific areas of the oral cavity, or other tissues. The present invention also provides a method of using the device disclosed herein to deliver biotechnology treatments and/or therapeutic agents to specific areas of the oral cavity, or other tissues. In one embodiment, the treatments and/or therapeutic agents are delivered to the interproximal area between and around the teeth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: Noveome Biotherapeutics, Inc.
    Inventors: Larry R Brown, Tyler A Okel
  • Patent number: 9656850
    Abstract: A device for preventing the overflow of a fluid reservoir, having a first tubular body with a hole through the interior and exterior surfaces at one end, a second tubular body disposed within the first body such that a portion of the interior surface of the first body and the exterior surface of the second body define an air channel, and a floatation device. The position of the tubular bodies relative to one another determine whether air from a fluid reservoir may exit the reservoir via the hole in the end of the first body. The flotation device is connected to an end of the second body and floats in the fluid reservoir wherein movement of the second body relative to the first body is caused by a change in the water level, such that the air channel is opened or closed by the position of the floatation device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: LVD Acquisition, LLC
    Inventors: Louis Busick, Stephen Sabin, John Kennedy
  • Patent number: 9617054
    Abstract: A nozzle and cap assembly for a dispensing pouch includes a hollow unitary nozzle terminating in a rim. The nozzle including a first exterior threaded section and a second exterior threaded section having a different diameter than a diameter of the first exterior threaded section. A cap receives the nozzle and has an inner surface interfacing with the rim to seal the nozzle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: DECKO PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventor: F. William Niggemyer
  • Patent number: 9579676
    Abstract: A dual dispenser having two pumps associated with a first and second receptacle and a common dispenser head, said common dispenser head having an output forming a dispensing orifice, said output channel being fed with the fluid products coming out of the two pumps, such that the two pumps have actuating rods that are movable axially over travel paths of different lengths, i.e.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Lee Burrowes, William John Cleveland Connolly, Alex Didier Milian, Yannick Jacques Pointel
  • Patent number: 9572418
    Abstract: A dispenser for dispensing a mixture of oral care materials. In one aspect, the invention can be a dispenser (400) comprising: a housing (410) having a first reservoir chamber (430) containing a first oral care material (431) and a second reservoir chamber (440) containing a second different oral care material (441); a mixing chamber (450) disposed in the housing, a mixing screw (470) disposed within the mixing chamber and having an actuator (471) for rotating the mixing screw; a first delivery port (434) for introducing the first oral care material into the mixing chamber and a second delivery port (444) for introducing the second oral care material into the mixing chamber; a dispensing nozzle (460) for dispensing a mixture of the first and second oral care materials; and wherein rotation of the mixing screw draws the first and second oral care materials into the mixing chamber and expels the mixture of the first and second oral care materials from the nozzle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: COLGATE-PALMOLIVE COMPANY
    Inventors: Sharon Kennedy, Christine Boyke, Eduardo Jimenez
  • Patent number: 9504785
    Abstract: Infusion devices and methods are provided for a drug delivery system and can include an infusion needle (1) having a tip end (2) and a drive unit (D) coupled to the infusion needle and arranged for advancing the tip end of the infusion needle to penetrate any fibrosis when the infusion device is implanted in a patient's body. The infusion needle and drive unit are designed for implantation in a patient's body. Other components of the drug delivery system may be part of the implantable infusion device or, alternatively, be for extracorporal use cooperating with the implanted infusion device. Preferably, the infusion needle can be advanced and retracted with each infusion cycle. Furthermore, upon each advancement and/or retraction, the needle may be moved laterally so as to vary the injection site. Needle (1) and drive unit (D) are preferably disposed within a body (15), with the infusion needle being arranged for penetrating a self-sealing penetration membrane (18).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Inventor: Peter Forsell
  • Patent number: 9452440
    Abstract: A multi-chambered bottle includes first and second chambers, a metering stage, a pour spout and a cap. The metering stage includes first and second metering stage sections connectable to respective mouths of the first and second chambers. Each metering stage section comprises a nozzle having a liquid inlet orifice and a liquid outlet orifice, and a vent tube having an air inlet orifice and an air outlet orifice at opposite ends of the vent tube, the air inlet orifice to be disposed outside of the respective chamber and the air outlet orifice to be disposed inside of the respective chamber, the vent tube disposed relative to the nozzle such that a line crossing a center of the air inlet orifice and a center of the liquid outlet orifice forms an acute angle with a normal axis of the bottle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2016
    Assignee: Triumph Pharmaceuticals Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Silver Taggart, Robert Vystrcil, Trevor L. Jackson, Rachel Nottingham Colosimo
  • Patent number: 9434530
    Abstract: A container, a support cup coupled to the top of the container, a nozzle orifice from which product is dispensed is integrated with a cap. A barrel is integrated in the cap in communication with the nozzle orifice. A valve assembly is supported by the support cup, the valve assembly having an outlet, the outlet directly or indirectly coupled to and in communication with the barrel, the valve assembly further having an inlet. Three are a plurality of chambers or bags, each having a bag outlet. A plurality of valve assembly inlets allows ingress into the valve assembly. A blocking member selectively blocks the pathway from a bag outlet to a corresponding valve assembly inlet. A selection switch/lever/dial integrated in the cap is operable to open a pathway through the valve assembly to the nozzle so as to release product from a selected bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Assignee: KLC Product Innovation Corp.
    Inventor: Kristine Lyn Cornwell
  • Patent number: 9340766
    Abstract: The various embodiments disclosed herein relate to improved containers for transporting microorganisms and other living material. Certain embodiments include air-permeable bladders having an air-permeable inner wall and a stronger outer wall having perforations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2016
    Assignee: BASF Corporation
    Inventors: Jeremy D. Pearce, Anthony Robert Hoare, Mary Ann Carpenter
  • Patent number: 9254951
    Abstract: A condiment dispensing device is formed from two containers held together with interlocking nozzle plug pairs. The device has first and second enclosed surfaces that hold the condiment within to dispense through the passageways formed within the nozzles. The nozzle plug pairs alternate on each container surface and are interlocked along a central zone by corresponding alternating nozzle and plugs; a plug from one container closes the hole passageway in the nozzle from another container. Each of the nozzles and plugs are located on an end of the one of the two container located between the two containers; each of these containers is arranged end to end. Another embodiment has a simple neck that stretches out from a typical package providing a simple spout design for condiment dispensing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2016
    Inventor: Alyse N. Merritt
  • Patent number: 9238544
    Abstract: Articles and related methods are provided, the articles including a collapsible container having a flexible wall and enclosing material to be dispensed, a cap secured to one end of the container, the cap including an outlet, an inner collar at least partially surrounding the end of the container, and an outer collar at least partially surrounding the inner collar, and a gap provided between the inner collar and the outer collar, the gap having a size sufficient to receive a folded section of the flexible wall as the container collapses and the material is dispensed through the outlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2016
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Mark F. Schulz, Scott D. Gullicks
  • Patent number: 9238108
    Abstract: Medicament delivery devices are described herein. In some embodiments, an apparatus includes a medical injector and an electronic circuit system. The medical injector includes a housing, a medicament container, and a medicament delivery member. The housing defines a first region and a second region. The first region includes the medicament container and is physically isolated from the second region. The electronic circuit system is configured to be disposed within the second region defined by the housing. The electronic circuit system is configured to output an electronic output associated with a use of the medical injector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2016
    Assignee: kaleo, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric S. Edwards, Evan T. Edwards, Mark J. Licata, Paul F. Meyers, David A. Weinzierl
  • Patent number: 9210990
    Abstract: Embodiments of fluid containers are described that include a multi-chambered fluid bladder and a sealing mechanism for selectively sealing off different chambers from each other for independent use, such as for two different kinds of fluids, or opening to fluidly connect different chambers to each other to form larger chambers for a common fluid. Embodiments can further include independent fill ports and outlet ports for each chamber. The sealing mechanism can comprise a clip or latch that is configured to clamp the fluid passageway in the bladder closed. Some embodiments can include a removable handle that attaches to the bladder and includes the sealing mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2015
    Inventor: Matt Hoskins
  • Patent number: 9199833
    Abstract: A self service controlled beverage dispensing system that includes a self-service container filling station, a reusable beverage container, and a dispensing tap. The self service station including a communication unit and a biometric identity unit capable of confirming the identity and age of a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2015
    Inventor: Mistee Scarvelli