Plural Container And/or Compartment Patents (Class 222/94)
  • 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: 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: 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: 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
  • Patent number: 9126749
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to novel and advantageous connector assemblies for use with a liner-based assembly. In one embodiment, a connector assembly for use with a liner-based assembly can include a pressure port, a dispense port, a headspace removal port, and a locking mechanism. The pressure port can be adapted for connection to a pressure source. The dispense port can be adapted for fluid communication with a source of material to be dispensed from the liner-based assembly. The headspace removal port may be configured for removing a gas from the liner-based assembly. The locking mechanism may be used for locking the connector to the liner-based assembly when contents therein are under pressure. In some embodiments, the dispense port and headspace removal port may be operably coupled providing a flow path for recirculation of the contents within a liner of the liner-based assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Assignee: Advanced Technology Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: Jordan Henery Hodges, Amy Koland, Greg Nelson, Rick Wilson, Don Ware
  • Patent number: 9110187
    Abstract: A sensor assembly having improved characteristics for use in surveying a subterranean structure includes a divergence sensor for positioning at or below a ground surface, where the divergence sensor includes a container containing a material and a pressure sensor immersed in the material. In addition, the sensor assembly includes a single-component seismic sensor that is external to the container of the divergence sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2015
    Assignee: WESTERNGECO L.L.C.
    Inventors: Everhard Muyzert, Pascal Edme
  • Patent number: 9095399
    Abstract: The present invention is related to a device for providing a dental material. The device has first and second compartments formed between sheet-like layers, and first and second dispensing outlets for the first and second compartments, respectively. For use, the device can be positioned with the compartments overlapping each other and with the dispensing outlets located side by side. The invention may provide a rather inexpensive device which may help a user in a convenient preparation of a dental material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2015
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Andreas Johannes Boehm, Marc Peuker, Bruce R. Broyles, Dieter Poschmann
  • Patent number: 9095663
    Abstract: A filtration unit intended to allow the selective elimination of target substances from a fluid such as flood or a blood component, has an outer envelope formed from two flexible sheets joined together over their periphery along a bond line so as to define an inner volume, the envelope containing a filtering medium which delimits, on both sides of the bond line, an inlet compartment of the fluid to be filtered and an outlet compartment of the filtrate, each of the compartments being provided with an element—respectively an inlet and outlet element—for bringing the compartment into communication with the outside, the elements being connected between the sheets and comprising a flow channel that passes through the bond line, the unit being characterized in that at least one channel is offset relative to the bond line towards the compartment with which the channel is in communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2015
    Assignee: MACO PHARMA
    Inventors: Robert Duhaut, Chryslain Sumian, David Godard
  • Patent number: 9067082
    Abstract: Dental bleaching compositions include a dental bleaching agent, a generally linear high molecular weight (i.e., greater than about 500,000) polyvinyl pyrrolidone (PVP) and/or polyethylene oxide (PEO) tissue adhesion agent included in amount that imparts a high level of adhesiveness, a rheology-modifying agent such as fumed silica or fumed alumina that reduces or eliminates stringiness otherwise caused by the high molecular weight PVP and/or PEO, and a solvent or carrier. Dental bleaching compositions may include carboxypolymethylene instead of or in addition to PVP and/or PEO, wherein the fumed silica or fumed alumina increases long-term rheological stability even in the presence of a high concentration of dental bleaching agent. Dental treatment devices including a barrier layer and a quantity of the dental bleaching composition positioned adjacent to the barrier layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2015
    Assignee: Ultradent Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Peter M. Allred
  • Patent number: 9061823
    Abstract: A two-fluid dispenser capable of reducing odor, even when one of two fluids dispensed in foam has pungent odor. The dispenser includes: a first and a second dispenser container each including an upper surface from which a stem protrudes and is configured to dispense a fluid therein in foam in response to the stem depressed; and a dispenser tool fixedly fitted over the containers. The dispenser tool includes a dispenser head communicating with the containers and including a nozzle, so that when the dispenser head is depressed, the fluids are dispensed from the containers through the nozzle. The dispenser head includes a fluid guide mechanism to guide the fluids from the containers to be dispensed in foam through the nozzle such that the fluids have a layered pattern in which a first fluid layer is at least partly covered by a second fluid layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2015
    Assignees: HOYU CO., LTD., YOSHINO KOGYOSHO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroki Sugimoto, Mitsuo Furusawa
  • Patent number: 9051167
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a refillable keg assembly for use in dispensing beverages, in particular beer. The keg assembly comprises an outer shell, and a collapsible container for holding the beverage, positionable within the outer shell. A sealed cavity is defined between the outer shell and the collapsible container. A beverage outlet from the collapsible container enables beer to be dispensed from the keg assembly, and a gas valve allows gas to enter the cavity. The pressure in the container is maintained above atmospheric pressure, and when dispensing the beverage, pressure in the cavity collapses the collapsible container and forces the beverage out through the beverage outlet. A gas compressor is connected to the gas valve, and is activated by a pressure switch to maintain the pressure within the cavity. To refill the keg assembly, the collapsible container can be replaced, and a new collapsible container filled while within the outer shell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2015
    Assignee: COOPERS BREWERY LIMITED
    Inventors: Paul Andrew Burge, Allan K. Wallace, Scott Harris
  • Patent number: 9044462
    Abstract: Oxygen therapy for healthy or inflamed but intact skin involves placing an oxygen-generating dressing onto the skin to be treated, the oxygen-generating bandage being a one-time use dressing capable of generating oxygen for only a short period of time, not to exceed about 4 hours.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2015
    Assignee: Avent, Inc.
    Inventor: Daniel A. Ladizinsky
  • Patent number: 9027799
    Abstract: A mounting member fitted and mounted on an open head portion of an aerosol container 11 having an inner diameter of 1 inch is formed with two valve housing mounting portions. The mounting member is fitted and mounted with the middle portion of this mounting member being located at a bead 12 of the opening head portion of the aerosol container 11 in such a manner that the upper portions of aerosol valves project upwardly from the opening head portion. A cover 19 covering the outside of the mounting member is crimped to the outside of the bead 12 in a manner to hold down a stem gasket and two aerosol valves are provided in the inch can 11. A reinforcing cover member which holds down the stem gasket and prevents deformation of the cover is provided between the mounting member and the cover 19 to thereby accurately prevent deformation due to internal pressure applied to a top ceiling of the cover and leakage from the stem gasket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Toyo Aerosol Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Nobuyuki Hanai, Ken Ogata
  • Publication number: 20150118167
    Abstract: Described herein are packages for storing and dispensing multi-part tooth whitening formulations, wherein the contents of the parts are mixed, a peracid and/or dioxirane whitening agent is formed. Particular multi-part tooth whitening formulations using this principle and methods of use thereof are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2011
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Applicant: COLGATE-PALMOLIVE COMPANY
    Inventors: Thomas Boyd, Guofeng Xu, Richard Adams, Robert Pierce, Derek Samaroo, David Viscio
  • Patent number: 9010575
    Abstract: The present invention relates to improvements in the dispensing of foodstuffs from piping bags. The use of piping bags to dispense decorative materials, such as icing, on to surfaces is well known and has been in use for many years. When used in conjunction with a nozzle, such piping bags allow for the dispensing of decorative materials to create messages or patterns. The nozzle can have a variety different shapes and sizes which allow for the ribbon of decorative material to have the desired appearance when expelled from the bag. Existing piping bags are limited in that they typically only have a single compartment in which the decorative material can be placed. The present invention seeks to provide a piping bag and nozzle assembly which allows for the simultaneous and controllable dispensing of two or more decorative materials on to surfaces to create messages or patterns.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Cappel Norrow Limited
    Inventor: Hugh Read
  • Publication number: 20150076180
    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: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventor: Matt Hoskins
  • Patent number: 8955715
    Abstract: The packaging comprising an essentially dimensionally stable, elastically deformable external container, an easily deformable inner bag arranged therein, which receives the filling material, and a valve is characterized in that the valve comprises a base body which extends over the opening of the external container and comprises at least one through opening for the filling material and a valve holder which has fastened therein a valve body which comprises an elastically deformable partition wall tightly sealing the valve holder, and a valve pin pointing away from the external container, said partition wall together with the valve holder delimiting an air chamber under the valve pin, and comprising a cap which is fastened to the neck of the external container and covers the base body and the valve body and which delimits a receiving chamber for the filling material between the cap and the base body and comprises an outlet opening for the filling material which in the unpressurized state of the packaging is clo
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: Gaplast GmbH
    Inventors: Roland Kneer, Alexander Keller
  • Patent number: 8955721
    Abstract: A device (100) for dispensing a dental material which comprises a spindle drive (10) for driving a piston (111) for extruding the dental material. The spindle drive (10) comprises a pair of threaded spindles and a clasp nut member (20) which is adapted for engaging with anyone of the spindles. The clasp nut member has first and second thread structures (11, 12) which are offset relative to each other by about ½ of the pitch of the thread of the spindle or the thread structures (11, 12) in a dimension of the pitch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventor: Özcan Dönmez
  • Patent number: 8950630
    Abstract: A can with an internal divider for separating multiple items to be dispensed, and a dispensing cap having one-handed operation for opening and closing and suitable for effectively dispensing one or more items from a container which may or may not have an internal divider.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Inventor: Bruce D. Jackson